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Monday, December 19, 2016

Heart Healthy Broccoli And Cheese Rice

            You will love this healthy version of a family favorite dish.



  My family loves broccoli and cheese rice as it is so delicious. This healthy dish is a great way to get my boys, including my husband, to eat their vegetables. Most people make this broccoli and cheese rice dish with lots of cheese, white rice, and cream soup. Now all that cheese and cream soup are loaded with fat. My recipe is made with healthy organic whole grain brown rice and a can of low-fat cheese soup. My recipe also has double the amount of broccoli too which gives it more nutrition. My family and friends think my healthy version of broccoli and cheese rice is delicious and it is still full of flavor. Whenever I bring my healthy version of broccoli and cheese rice to a potluck, people love it and don't seem to notice that it is a healthy dish. I never have any leftovers when I bring it. So why make your old full of fat broccoli and dish rice dish when you can be kind to your heart and make this heart healthy version.


  My heart healthy broccoli and cheese rice starts with a bag of delicious Mahatma® organic whole grain brown rice. I like serving my family brown rice as it has more fiber than white rice and fiber is good for a heart healthy diet. Mahatma® Rice, has recently introduced two new organic versions of their Whole Grain Brown Rice and Extra Long Grain White Rice varieties. These organic additions give smart shoppers an affordable, organic rice option. I love that this rice is also Non-GMO Project Verified. These organic rice varieties come in two-pound bags and are sold in most grocery store. Did you know that you can cook rice in the microwave?  I like to use my rice cooker when I make my rice but I need to try cooking rice in the microwave next time I make rice.


Heart Healthy Broccoli And Cheese Rice
     Serves 6

Ingredients
             1 cup Mahatma® organic whole grain brown rice
             1/3 cup non-fat milk
             1 can low-fat condensed cheddar cheese soup
             1 teaspoon garlic powder
             1/2 teaspoon black pepper
             1 package frozen broccoli cuts (16 ounces)

Directions
          Cook the brown rice according to directions on the package. When the rice is done, combine the milk, cheese soup, garlic, and black pepper until well mixed. Add the broccoli and soup mixture to the cooked rice and combine well. Then heat the rice and broccoli in the microwave for about 3 minutes and serve. If there are any leftovers, store them in the refrigerator.

Now what should I make with the Mahatma® organic Extra Long Grain White Rice? I am thinking a mushroom pilaf as my boys and I are growing mushrooms. What is your favorite dish that you like to make with rice?          




"These opinions are my own and I received packages of Mahatma® organic rice to facilitate this post."

17 comments:

  1. Yuuum!! My son and I love broccoli so much. We need to try this!

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  2. I do have a Filipino friend and I love her dish called Aroz caldo. It was hearty Filipino congee made with chicken and rice and seasoned with onion, garlic, ginger, and fish sauce and topped with crunchy fried garlic. The result is a quick, comforting bowl that's a perfect wintertime meal.

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  3. My daughter loves broccoli and I love cheese- this is a winning combo!

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  4. Combining cheese and broccoli has always been a great way to get kids to eat them!

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  5. Mmm, this looks amazing! I love cheese and broccoli so I imagine I'd like this!

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  6. Looks delicious. Cheese and broccoli = amazing recipe to share it to my friends.

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  7. I have never tried cheese rice before but I do like broccoli and cheese. It must be so good.

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  8. This looks delightful and filling! I love cooking with broccoli because it goes so well with various ingredients!

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  9. That looks amazing! I had no idea it would be that easy to make. :)

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  10. Yum, this looks delicious. I've been trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight and this looks perfect.

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  11. Wow! Super innovative. I've never seen cheese with rice, but it's an interesting take. I'm lactose intolerant, but I'd try if it was something I substitute for the cheese.

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  12. This is one of our favorite ways to have rice. Mahatma makes great rice and my recipes always taste better when I use them. Thanks for sharing - I am going to make this for dinner tonight with grilled chicken! YUM!

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  13. This looks so good!! I love rice and cheese broccoli goes perfectly with it too!!

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  14. yummy. i love broccoli and cheese rice. i also see mahatma when shopping at publix i will have to try it.

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  15. Wow, This is so yummy and a healthy food. I would love to give it a try. Glad you share this with us

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  16. We need to try this. I love broccoli and so does the whole family.

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  17. One doesn't have to transform anything once they begin utilizing the rice cooker. A rice cooker today is likewise modest and moderate. how to cook rice

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