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Creamy Broccoli And Rice

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Ingredients
  Quick-cooking rice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Broccoli flowerets/10 ounce package frozen cut broccoli 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1 Teaspoon
  Finely shredded lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Shredded process swiss cheese/Shredded process american cheese 3 Ounce (3/4 Cup)
  Broken pecans 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1 In a 1-quart casserole combine the rice and water.Place the fresh or frozen broccoli on the rice mixture.
2 If using fresh broccoli, cook, covered, on 100% power (high) for 4 to 6 minutes or till the rice is tender.
3 If using frozen broccoli, cook according to the broccoli package microwave directions.
4 For the cheese sauce, in a 2-cup measure, cook onion in butter or margarine, uncovered, on high for 1 to 2 minutes or till onion is tender.Stir in flour, lemon peel, and pepper. Add milk.
5 Cook, uncovered, on high for 1 to 2 minutes or till thickened and bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds.Stir in cheese till melted.
6 Drain the broccoli-rice mixture if necessary.
7 In the 1-quart casserole, stir together the broccoli-rice mixture and cheese sauce.Cook, uncovered, on high for 1 to 2 minutes or till heated through.

SERVING
8 Sprinkle with broken pecans before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Broccoli
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
1

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