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Cauliflower and Broccoli Rice

I am a huge broccoli and cauliflower lover and this rice dish is very good on the side of almost any meat. I have also made a fresh loaf of bread and ate it for lunch with a little salad. I first found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook but it can also be found online. 

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If you have zero ingredients then this recipe will cost about $15.86 as of November 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $11.38. 

I do not include salt and pepper in the cost of this recipe. 

Recipe serves: 8

Serving size: 3/4 cup

Equipment needed: 1 deep fry pan with a lid

Total time: 45 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I do not include salt and pepper because I assume it is already in your pantry. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will save about $4.48.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $4.48 as of November 2022

  • 1 pound unsalted butter $4.48


Total: $11.38 as of November 2022

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley $0.98
  • 1 garlic bulb $0.67
  • 1 onion $0.60
  • 1 pound carrots $0.98
  • 12 ounces broccoli $1.83
  • 12 ounces cauliflower $2.78
  • 1 bag long grain rice $0.82
  • 1 can chicken broth $0.72
  • 1 block cheddar cheese $2.00

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat then sauté onion and carrots for 10 minutes.
  2. Add and bring to a boil:
    • 12 ounces cauliflower
    • 12 ounces broccoli
    • 1 cup long grain rice
    • 2 minced garlic cloves
    • 1.5 cups chicken broth
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  3. Reduce heat to medium low then cover for 20  to 25 minutes until rice is tender. 
    • Keep an eye on the rice. I usually check after 15 minutes to ensure there is enough liquid and the rice is not burning.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Menu 6 – Family of 4

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