Thursday, February 13, 2014

Healthy Comfort Food - Clean Eating Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Bake

I wanted something just tasty tonight…I had some chicken…cooked brown rice and lots of broccoli!  So what better than to make a healthy bake!

I did some searching and found this recipe, thought it looked good, so this is dinner tonight!  (thanks to

And Yummmmmy!  This was so delicious!!  Definitely making this again!  Great HEALTHY Comfort Food!

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice (or other whole grain)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese, divided (NOT fat free… unless you like the sensation of eating plastic) (I did half of the cheese as Parmesan Cheese)
  • 1 ½ cups cooked, chopped chicken breast 
  • ½ cup cottage cheese or plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup egg whites (or 2 egg whites)
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chilis, drained (optional)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro (optional)

ONE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine rice, 1 cup cheese, chicken, cottage cheese/yogurt, broccoli, onion, egg whites, green chilis, and cilantro in a large bowl; Mix well. 
TWO: Spray an 8x8inch glass baking dish with cooking spray and dump the rice mixture in. Top with the remaining ½ cup of cheese.
THREE: Bake 45 to 50 minutes until the cheese on top is melted and bubbly. 

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  1. Do you have any ideas for egg substitutions?

    1. Suz, I don't have any off the top of my head...I know it's a binder for this, but at the same time, it is such a small amount, maybe you could just leave it out if you are not wanting to add egg!?!