Chicken Rice and Broccoli

This Chicken Rice and Broccoli Recipe is a great idea for a main dish recipe any day of the week! This casserole recipe has all the ingredients you need in one easy to do dish. This is a healthy casserole recipe that uses brown rice instead of white, and lots of broccoli to get your serving of vegetables in. The cream of chicken soup makes this dish nice and creamy, along with the addition of shredded cheese. To start this casserole recipe, you will need to cook the rice according to the package directions. Brown rice can take longer than white rice to cook, so check your times beforehand.

Anytime you can add a vegetable into a recipe you know that you are doing something good for you and your family. Did you know that broccoli is considered a superfood? Superfoods are vegetables and fruits that are high in vitamins and minerals that you want to get into your diet on a daily basis. Broccoli is a vegetable that is part of the cabbage family whose treelike edible green flower head is eaten. Broccoli is high in dietary fiber, and vitamin C. Broccoli is a vegetable that is good to eat on a regular basis as it is known to contain several nutrients that have strong anti-cancer properties. A single serving of broccoli can provide a good amount of vitamin C. Boiling broccoli does reduce the levels of anti-carcinogenic compounds, so you want to steam it if you can. Other preparation methods of broccoli such as steaming, microwaving, and stir-frying are good suggestions, as they have no significant effect on the compounds found in the vegetable. It is always a good idea to use brown rice in place of white rice. Brown rice is an unmilled, whole grain version of rice. It has a mild, nutty flavor, and is more chewy and nutritious than white rice. Because Brown rice still has the bran and germ, which are removed to make white rice it is a healthier version of rice. Any rice that you will find, including long-grain, short-grain, or glutinous rice, can also be eaten as brown rice. When rice is processed, and the bran and germ are removed several of the vitamins and dietary minerals are lost in the process. Vitamins such as vitamin B1, vitamin B3, and iron are lost, but are sometimes added back into the white rice making it enriched white rice. One mineral that is not added back to white rice is magnesium.

Casserole recipes are a great way to get a lot of healthy ingredients into one dish. Typically casserole recipes in the United States or continental Europe include meat, usually chicken or fish with tuna being a popular casserole ingredient, a variety of chopped vegetables, a starchy binder such as rice, flour, potato or pasta, and a crunchy or cheesy topping. Liquids in the casserole are released from the meat and vegetables while they are cooking, and further liquid can be added in the form of wine, stock, beer, or vegetable juice when the dish is assembled. Casserole recipes are typically cooked slowly in the oven usually uncovered. Casserole recipes may be served as a main course or a side dish, and may be served in the cooking dish they were baked in. On the Yummly recipe site, you will find this casserole recipe and plenty others. You will also find cookie recipes, breakfast recipes, chicken recipes, potato recipes, salad recipes, and cake recipes. Along with sauce recipes, soup recipes, drink recipes and more.

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