Vegan Broccoli Cheezy Rice

Vegan Broccoli Cheeze Rice

Josh has been craving his mom’s broccoli cheddar rice, so I told him I would try to find a veganized version. I asked her for her recipe and then felt a little confused as to how I would veganize it because it had condensed soup, cheddar, and more dairy. I researched how to make vegan condensed soup and found a simple recipe for it. Hooray! I decided to make something similar to that and I added nutritional yeast for some cheezy flavor. It was an easy, simple recipe and it make a tasty and healthy casserole. Next time I’ll try to buy some vegan cheddar from Whole Foods to add in so it’s cheesier tasting, but this was a great version without a lot of processed stuff. The breadcrumbs on top give it some extra texture and makes it look nice.

Vegan Broccoli Cheezy Rice 

2 crowns broccoli, chopped

2 cups brown jasmine rice, dry

1/4-1/2 cup breadcrumbs for topping

Condensed Soup Sauce- 

1/4 almond milk

1 tbsp Vegetarian Better than Bouillon No Chicken Base

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 cup water

2 tbsp cornstarch

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

dash of smoked paprika

salt and pepper if needed

  1. Preheat oven to 375*. Cook rice according to directions.
  2. Add chopped broccoli to a plate and I microwaved it for 3 minutes because I didn’t feel like cleaning another pan!
  3. Mix all together in a measuring cup and heat in a saucepan over medium heat until thick.
  4. In a 9×13, add cooked broccoli and cooked rice. Pour in sauce and mix right in the dish.
  5. Sprinkle with pepper and breadcrumbs and cover in foil.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes covered and 5-10 uncovered.

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