I made this to go with a ham I baked the other day.
I know the lighting is horrible and the pictures leave a lot to be desired, but I had to post
this so you could have the chance to enjoy it as much as I did.
It makes a delicious side dish and is fast and easy.
If your not a mushroom fan you could always use cream of chicken soup and
leave out the additional mushrooms, or add chicken for a main course.
Definitely a keeper. Entire family LOVED it!
Broccoli Mushroom and Brown Rice Casserole
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup chopped mushrooms
2 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 can cream of mushroom soup (i used 96% fat free)
1/3 cup milk
1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, divided use
1/4 tsp salt
Heat oven to 375*
Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a pan; saute onion, celery, and pepper flakes with a pinch of salt and pepper until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Stir in mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are softened, 4-5 minutes.
In a large bowl, stir together *rice(see note), broccoli, soup, milk, 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Stir in onion mixture and pour into a 8x8 baking dish sprayed with oil. Cook covered 25 minutes. Sprinkle on remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and cook uncovered 10 minutes.
NOTE: I cook my rice in chicken broth for added flavor. If you cook your rice in water you may need to adjust the amount of salt by up to 1/2 tsp.
Labels: brown rice, cheesy, fast and easy, side dishes, vegetables