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Broccoli Blue Cheese Rice Recipe

Broccoli Blue Cheese Rice Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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