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Colorful Broccoli Rice

“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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
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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  • brownrexx
    Apr 10, 2012

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

  • katieleigh3508
    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.

  • lanecrew29
    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.