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Colorful Broccoli Rice Recipe
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Colorful Broccoli Rice Recipe

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“I found this microwave-quick and simple recipe years ago. It’s a favorite with many meals.” Its buttery flavor and color make it a great side for all kinds of meats. Gale Lalmond - Deering, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup Minute® Brown Rice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 136 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the water, butter and bouillon. Cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes; stir until blended. Add the broccoli, rice and red pepper. Cover and cook 6-7 minutes longer or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Colorful Broccoli Rice in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p57

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 136 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

Very good but I substituted chicken broth fo the water and boillion. Very pretty too.

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

My husband and I really liked this recipe - very flavorful and a good way to mix in the veggies. I did substitute regular rice for the instant brown rice and just did everything on the stove top. Great recipe.

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

My husband and I really liked this recipe. I doubled the recipe and increased the cooking time to 9 minutes. Turned out great. Flavorful and healthy.

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