Monday, October 22, 2012
Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole
Prep :20 minutes Bake :1 hour 20 minutes Make 8 servings
3 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
2 cups chopped onions , divided
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons butter , melted
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
4 cups fresh cauliflowerets
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
2 medium sweet red peppers , julienned
2 garlic cloves , minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup salted cashew halves
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded chedder cheese (optional)
1) In a greased 3-quart baking dish , combine the broth , rice , 1 cup onions , soy sauce , butter and thyme . Cover and bake at 350* for 65 to 70 minutes or until rice is tender .
2) Meanwhile , in a large skillet , saute the cauliflower , broccoli , peppers , garlic and remaining onions in oil and until crisp-tender , spoon over rice misture .
3) Cover and bake for 10 minutes more . Uncover , sprinkle with cashews and cheese if desired , Bake 5 to 7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted .
One taste of this crowd-pleasing casserole brings compliments and requests for more .