Broccoli Makes it Healthy, Right?


The polar vortex reared its ugly head again and the cold weather has me hungry for comfort food. I don’t know about you, but I feel that if comfort food has vegetables in it, its gotta be good for you. Imagine my glee at stumbling across Oh My Veggie’s recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole, that sounded like all kinds of healthy while still having the comfort of cheese.

This proved to be a very easy recipe to make, especially since we had leftover rice on hand. It could be made even easier by using frozen broccoli instead of prepping fresh. I added the optional shredded carrots (they were unnoticeable), along with extra cheese (both parmesan and cheddar).

It was quite lovely when it came out of the oven and we couldn’t wait to dig in:

broccoli cheese casserole

It had a great creamy texture but lacked the depth of flavor that we love in the Sriracha Mac ‘n Cheese. Our solution? Sriracha. Once we added that, it was perfect. We will definitely make this recipe again.

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