Broccoli Blue Cheese Rice Recipe
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Broccoli Blue Cheese Rice Recipe

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This colorful veggie side will go nicely with a variety of entrees. And with just a hint of lemon, it's certain to add a fresh touch to any menu. Thanks to our Test Kitchen for an easy but flavorful recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 178 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1-1/3 cups water, rice, lemon peel, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  2. Place broccoli and remaining water in a small microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Toss with rice. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Broccoli Blue Cheese Rice in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p27

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