Broccoli and Cheese Brown Rice Cakes

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When I saw this recipe in Cooking Light Magazine, I knew I had to give it a try. Broccoli goes so well with cheese, add some onion and rice and it’s a main dish. This was pretty easy to make and the kids enjoyed it too, so Winner! I used instant brown rice instead of pre-cooked since I already had some in my pantry.

Broccoli and Cheese Brown Rice Cakes
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • 12 ounces fresh broccoli florets, cut into ½-in. pieces
  • 1 (8.8-oz.) pkg. precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • ¼ cup panko Japanese bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅜ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided (about ¾ cup)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes.
  3. Add broth and broccoli. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes.
  4. Heat rice according to package directions.
  5. Combine broccoli mixture, rice, panko, mustard, pepper, salt, and ½ cup cheese in a large bowl. Stir in eggs. Divide and shape broccoli mixture into 8 (2½-inch) patties. Arrange patties on prepared pan; coat patties with cooking spray. Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes.
  6. Top with remaining ¼ cup cheese, and bake at 450°F for 4 more minutes or until cheese melts.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cakes Calories: 278 Fat: 12 g Saturated fat: 6 g Unsaturated fat: 3 g Carbohydrates: 32 g Sugar: 4 g Sodium: 552 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 14 g Cholesterol: 116 mg
8 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving (2 cakes)

*This recipe was created by Cooking Light Magazine*

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes.


Add broth and broccoli. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes.


Heat rice according to package directions.
Combine broccoli mixture, rice, panko, mustard, pepper, salt, and 1/2 cup cheese in a large bowl. Stir in eggs. Divide and shape broccoli mixture into 8 (2 1/2-inch) patties. Arrange patties on prepared pan; coat patties with cooking spray.

Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese, and bake at 450°F for 4 more minutes or until cheese melts.

Look at that yummy melted cheese!

2 Responses

  1. Jessi

    Definitely a winner dish!!!! Going to make it for dinner. It looks so colorful and healthy at the same time. Thanks for sharing:)

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