Friday, October 20, 2017

{Recipe} Cheezy Broccoli and Brown Rice Bake-Vegan & Oil Free

This was a recipe I tried over the summer (while Miss H/S was away) and the hubs and I loved it.   I recently made it again for her and she liked it too. It's a crowd pleaser for sure.  The cheezy sauce doesn't contain any dairy or nuts.  It all comes together quickly if you've got your rice made ahead of time.  You could use pre-made rice as well.
For the bake:
3 cups cooked brown rice
3 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup breadcrumbs or crushed crackers (I used Panko)
For the vegan cheese sauce:
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup water
1 cup baby carrots
1 small onion, chopped
1 15 oz can cannellini beans
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant milk)
3/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp miso paste
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
To make:
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Steam broccoli on stove or in microwave.
  • Place brown rice and broccoli in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Make the cheezy sauce:  In medium size pot, bring vegetable broth &  water to a boil. Add carrots and cook for about 10 minutes to soften.
  • Add onions and beans, turn down heat and simmer for 10-12  minutes.
  • You can either add remaining sauce ingredients to pot and use an immersion blender to mix OR add veggies and remaining sauce ingredients to a high speed blender and mix until smooth. (I used my Vitamix).

  • Pour cheezy sauce over broccoli and rice in the bowl. Stir to combine well.
  • Put the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Add a layer of breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until brown around the edges.
  • You can also pop under the broiler to make it extra golden brown and crispy.
Enjoy immediately!
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Barefoot by the Sea said...

You've been posting some great recipes lately! I'm excited to try this, I think Riley will really like it. Hope the end of your week hasn't been too crazy - party time tomorrow, right?

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

BTW That last comment from from me (I didn't realize email was still under Riley's account). I hope you got it!

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Carla from The River said...

Wow, thank you Heather, you have been sharing some great eats with us!

Unknown said...

I so pinned this! YUM!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

This looks and sounds so healthy Heather. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

Claire Justine said...

This looks and sounds tasty Heather :)

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