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Broccoli and Rice Casserole - Recipe

Whether served as a side dish or as a vegetarian entree, this inventive broccoli and rice casserole recipe will become a favorite.
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Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe
  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly spray baking dish with Pam cooking spray.
  • In bowl, mix together egg, flour, cottage cheese, rice, pepper, lemon thyme, and 2 tablespoons cheese. Set aside.
  • Heat butter and oil over medium heat in skillet.
  • Add onion and saute until lightly browned (about 10 minutes). Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Add broccoli and mushrooms and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add cottage cheese mixture and blend well.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the rest of parmesan cheese (2 tablespoons) plus seeds on top.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes. Serve hot.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Container: 9x13 or 9x9 square baking dish, large mixing bowl, medium skillet with cover
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 cup
-1 egg
-1 tablespoon flour
-2 cups cottage cheese - fat free
-3 cups brown rice - cooked
- ground black pepper to taste
-1 tablespoon lemon thyme - fresh, minced
-4 tablespoons parmesan cheese or Asiago cheese, grated
-1 tablespoon unsalted butter
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 onion - chopped
-3 cloves garlic - minced
-1 package frozen broccoli (10 oz) - thawed, drained
-1 can mushrooms (8 oz) - sliced
-2 tablespoons sunflower seeds or pumkins seeds, toasted
-1/2 lemon - juiced