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Broccoli, cheddar & rice bake

Serves 2



150g rice 
200g broccoli, chopped
50g unsalted butter
Small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1 teaspoon mustard 
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 cup milk
2/3 cup stock
120g cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas 5.
  2. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions.
  3. Combine the rice & broccoli in a large baking dish.
  4. Make the sauce by gently frying the onion & garlic in the butter. Add the flour & stir, cooking for a minute. Add the milk a bit at a time, stirring to discourage lumps. Add the stock and mustard, season to taste, and cook on a low heat for 5 mins or so.
  5. Remove the sauce from the heat & stir the cheese in.
  6. Pour the sauce over the broccoli & rice mixture & stir to evenly coat it.
  7. Bake for 15-20 mins, until golden brown on top.

This recipe tastes even better made with vegetables from Community Harvest Whetstone :)
Broccoli, cheddar & rice bake in bowl