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Cauliflower and Broccoli Rice

Cauliflower and Broccoli Rice is a fabulous mixed vegetable dish. I like this rice dish on the side of most meats.

Cauliflower and Broccoli Rice is great on the side of almost any meat. I am a huge broccoli and cauliflower lover so this side dish appears a lot in our home.

Cauliflower and Broccoli Rice can also be a light lunch with a salad and a piece of bread. I orginaly found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2009 Annual Recipes Cookbook.  

Cost Per Serving $1.98 as of November 2022

If you have zero ingredients then this recipe will cost about $15.86.

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

  • Cost per serving reduces to $1.42.

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

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 8

Serving size: 3/4 cup

Equipment needed: 1 deep fry pan with a lid

Total time: 45 minutes

Equipement

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

Grocery

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. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat then sauté onion and carrots for 10 minutes.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Weekly Dinners for 4 under $100 – Menu 6

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