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Broccoli Cheddar Rice ~ This quick and easy one-pot dish is perfect for busy weeknights and so much better than pre-packaged rice mixes!

Broccoli Cheddar Rice

This quick and easy one-pot dish is perfect for busy weeknights and so much better than pre-packaged rice mixes!
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Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 364kcal
Author: Holly Gray

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups vegan chicken-style broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups broccoli florets cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Into a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, When oil is hot, add the onion. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Add garlic and continue cooking for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the rice and black pepper. Stir to coat the rice with oil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently, until rice is just lightly toasted.
  • Pour in the chicken-style broth and water. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer, without stirring, for 12 minutes.
  • Gently stir in the broccoli. Replace the cover and continue cooking for an additional 6 minutes, until the rice and broccoli are tender.
  • Stir in the cheese. Continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes, just until the cheese is melted then serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 785mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 819IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg
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