Vegan Cheesy Broccoli and Rice

This vegan “cheesy” broccoli and rice casserole is the ultimate plant-based comfort food! The cheese sauce is unbelievably creamy but it’s made with vegetables!



INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups brown rice, dry
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 broccoli crowns, chopped into 1” pieces
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1” cubes
  • ⅔ cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cups cooking water, reserved
  • ⅔ cup cashews
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a wide, lidded saucepan, cook 2 cups of brown rice according to package directions. Fluff with a fork, remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil and broccoli to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the pan and continue to steam the broccoli in the pan for 3-4 minutes or until the broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender.
  4. Remove the broccoli from the pan and set aside.

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