Vegan Cheddar and Broccoli Rice Casserole
With plenty of broccoli and parsley along with brown rice, this is wholesome as well as somewhat addictive! Make sure to have your brown rice cooked ahead of time, and this whole enterprise becomes a snap.
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Vegan / Healthy
olive oil or vegan buttery spread
like Earth Balance
large celery stalk
finely chopped broccoli florets
some stem is fine
finely chopped fresh parsley
finely chopped fresh dill
3 ½ to 4
cooked brown rice
grated vegan cheddar-style cheese
unsweetened rice milk or other nondairy milk
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
sesame seeds, and/or paprika for topping
Preheat the oven to 400º F.
Heat the oil or vegan buttery spread in a large skillet or steep-sided stir-fry pan. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until golden.
Add the celery and broccoli along with just a bit of water to keep the pan moist. Cover and cook until the broccoli is just past tender-crisp, but still bright green.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients except the toppings.
Transfer the mixture to an oiled 2-quart round or oblong casserole dish. Pat in evenly and top with wheat germ, sesame seeds, and/or paprika.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the edges become a bit crusty and the top is golden.
Allow the casserole to stand for 5 minutes or so, then serve. Either cut into neat segments or just spoon it out. It all works and it will disappear quickly!
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