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Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice Skillet – Recipe!

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Whether you are a vegetarian or just appreciate a good vegetarian meal, this Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice Skillet is perfect for you.  The goat cheese becomes the sauce that steams the broccoli and rice, and after a quick trip in the oven, the edges become crispy and slightly caramelized, making this one simply delicious meal.

Goat cheese is a an ingredient with so much character and flavor.  It adds a mild earthiness to any sauce, while creating a creaminess that doesn’t overpower the palate.  I love the tanginess of the cheese as it creates a nice balance between the sweet broccoli florets and rice kernels.  It’s a combination that you don’t often see, but should in many more recipes.

I like to serve this dish directly from the skillet – it keeps things rustic and beautiful.  If you are craving a little protein, you can add some diced chicken to skillet before baking, just increase your cooking time by 5-8 minutes or so.  I think it’s gorgeous to enjoy all on it’s own and it would make a great Easter brunch dish at the upcoming holiday.

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1 tablespoon butter

1 white onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups broccoli florets

1 cup white long grain rice

2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth

4 ounces goat cheese

1/3 cup half & half

2 tablespoon fresh dill, minced

salt and pepper

oil for cooking

(Serves 4)

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To Prepare:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large iron skillet or other oven-proof skillet, add 2 teaspoon oil and butter.  Place over medium heat and allow butter to melt, swirl in pan.
  2. Add onion and stir.  Sauté for 4 minutes and add garlic and broccoli.  Continue to cook for 2 minutes while stirring.
  3. Add rice and stir.  Cook 1 minute to toast gently.  Add broth and stir.  Crumble goat cheese into skillet and stir to incorporate into a sauce.  Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and half & half, stir.
  4. Place in oven to bake for 35-40 minutes, or until rice is golden brown around edges.  Remove and top with dill. Serve hot and Enjoy!


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