Creamy Broccoli Rice Casserole

January 13, 2012

Vegan Broccoli Rice Casserole

This is a serving of the Fat Free Vegan’s Creamy Vegan Broccoli and Rice Casserole, and it is a keeper! Great flavours, pretty to look at, and it contains all the stuff necessary to make it a complete meal should you want it to be.

I changed things up a bit – the most obvious difference being that I used white rice instead of brown. It’s pretty annoying, but the boyfriend simply cannot, will not tolerate or consume brown rice. If I’d put a little more thought into it, I would have realized that I’d need more liquid in the sauce for the casserole to retain its creamy title, as white rice always soaks up way more fluid than brown. I’ll make some adjustments next time… maybe an extra half cup? I also sauteed the onion, pepper, and celery in about a tablespoon of olive oil, which wasn’t part of the recipe – but I’m not aiming for fat-free.

I also think I might just skip the casserole step if we’re just having an ordinary meal. If I’m not taking it anywhere, and I’m not serving a crowd around a table, I’m cool with just serving it un-browned out the pan.

As a side dish, I can’t really think of anything this wouldn’t go with. Very recommended!

 

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Kimberly January 14, 2012 at 8:53 am

I’ve had that recipe bookmarked but haven’t got around to making it. Now that I’ve seen yours, I feel inspired to give it a try. (And I think I’ll steal your idea of using white rice to make it a little more palatable to my husband and teen — the little ones love brown rice.)

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Jen January 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Hehe, more brown rice haters. It’s such a divisive grain! :)

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Dee January 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Thanks for sharing this recipe. Looks rather bland but will definitely give it a go as I love experimenting with new vegan recipes. I loved the chick pea dishes because they are my favourite food. I can eat them on their own freshly cooked from the pressure cooker. Eat them hot!

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Jen January 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Yeah, I love a chick pea in any way, shape or form. I even love them cold out of the fridge!

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