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February 23, 2016

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

I’m going to make this a quick post, just like the recipe. Super easy, no bush. It’s been a long day. I’m tired. I want everything sweet as well as an IV drip filled with moonshine.

Recently I’ve been trying reallllllllyyy hard to use up all of the produce & dairy that legit has been sitting, definitely molding, in my fridge. Also I  have had brain farts on fleek this week every time I enter the grocery store so I’ve been forced to use the regret purchases I already previously made that are about to expire.

Like the head of broccoli that is definitely starting to smell a little funkay. So I decided to give this legal green tree a fighting chance and of course when one has literally five blocks of cheddar cheese and two large containers of grated parmesan,  the most obvious combination comes to mine. Broccoli + cheddar. However I decided to put a little bit of a texture spin on it and process the broccoli, add a combination of cheeses & some heart healthy spinach. Thus making Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice.

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Best part?

It pulls together in under 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes:

No notes needed ;p

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

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Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice
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Ingredients
  • 1 large head of broccoli, sliced into large florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • ⅓ - ½ cup cheddar cheese, sliced into thin pieces
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to a broil. First take your broccoli pieces and add to a food processor. Process until rice like pieces form (about 6-10 pulses, folding every 2-3 pulses as you don't want to make broccoli mush at the bottom)
  2. Next in an oven proof medium sized pan add your broccoli rice and olive oil. Stir, cover and let broccoli steam for about 7 minutes over medium heat. Stirring every couple of minutes. Salt & Pepper to taste.
  3. Next add your spinach and cheddar cheese and fold until spinach begins to wilt and cheese starts to melt, about 2 minutes.
  4. Next sprinkle parmesan on top and place in oven and broil for about 3-5 minutes, or until parmesan cheese is melted.
  5. Serve warm by itself, as a dip, or over toast. Salt & Pepper again as needed.

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

 

  1. Nina

    March 1st, 2016 at 7:10 am

    I never thought about ricing my broccoli but am now going to try. Looks so cheesy and tasty.

  2. Julia

    March 1st, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Such a simple way to prepare broccoli so you definitely should give it a try and let me know what you think!

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