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Colorful Broccoli Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings

“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
Colorful Broccoli Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup instant brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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