I found this recipe on Pinterest a while ago and made it last night. It was so easy!! You literally dump everything in a casserole dish and put it in the oven. An hour later you have a tasty meal! I only changed one or two things and it turned out really good for a simple dinner. The nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy flavor and I added the vegetarian no chicken base for more of a flavor boost. I thought it would need a longer time to cook for the rice to cook through but the hour was perfect! Try this on a busy night when you want something warm and cozy, but using minimal ingredients and pretty much no prep.
Broccoli, Chickpea, and Rice Casserole
1 cup brown jasmine rice, dry
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 crowns broccoli, chopped
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock low sodium
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp Vegetarian Better than Bouillon No Chicken Base
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400*
2. In a small stock pot heat the nutritional yeast and spices until it becomes a darker golden color and then add in the stock and bouillon. Bring to a boil and then turn off.
3. In a 9×13 casserole dish, add broccoli, chickpeas, and the rice. Remember to always rinse the rice a few times before use!
4. Pour spiced broth over veggies and rice mixture.
5. Cover with foil and bake for 60 minutes.
Original recipe – https://frommybowl.com/cheesy-broccoli-rice-casserole/