Adapted from a recipe in Country Woman magazine; I left out the soy sauce, onion and garlic because I’m sensitive to these. This dish works well for a potluck.
3 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
2 cups chopped onions, divided
3 T. soy sauce
2 T. butter or margarine, melted
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
4 cups chopped cauliflower
4 cups broccoli florets
2 medium red peppers, julienned
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 T. oil
1 cup salted cashew halves
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese, optional
In a greased 3 quart baking dish, combine broth, rice, 1 cup onion, soy sauce, butter and thyme. Cover and bake at 350 for 65-70 minutes or until rice is tender. Meanwhile, in large skillet, saute cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, garlic and remaining onion in oil until crisp-tender; spoon over rice mixture. Cover and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cashews and cheese, if desired. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8-10 servings. This recipe can easily be halved. To save time and effort, and perhaps money given the cost of cauliflower these days, use frozen vegetables such as a broccoli/cauliflower blend.