Meatless Monday with Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Brown Rice Bake – Vegan and Gluten-Free | Miratel Solutions

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Meatless Monday with Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Brown Rice Bake – Vegan and Gluten-Free

Welcome to the Miratel blog for another Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. The Meatless Monday pledge aims to reduce meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve personal and planetary health. Miratel has taken the pledge to support this great initiative, which we have included as part of our CSR business strategies to spread awareness of the impact of food choices on our environment.

Today’s recipe is for an easy cheesy broccoli and brown rice bake that is not only vegan, but also gluten-free. This dish is perfect for a weeknight meal as it’s something that the whole family will enjoy. This great recipe comes from Kelly Williams via One Green Planet, an amazing resource for all things good for the planet like being vegan.

INGREDIENTS (serves 3)easy cheesy broccoli and brown rice bake

  • One large head broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (and an optional additional 1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • A few shakes or twists black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegan butter (optional)

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚.
  2. Prepare a small* casserole or baking dish by spraying it with oil. Add the brown rice and broccoli florets directly to the dish and stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the almond milk, nutritional yeast, mustard, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper and whisk until combined. Pour about 3/4 of the sauce over the rice and broccoli mixture, reserving about 1/4. Stir gently so that the mixture is coated. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, remove the dish from the oven, uncover, and stir. Dot with the Earth Balance. If the casserole is looking dry, add the additional 1/4 cup almond milk. Return to oven (uncovered), and bake for another 10 minutes, then remove from oven and pour the remaining sauce over the top.

As simple as this recipe is to make, you can cut down on the cooking time by making the brown rice ahead of time. Also, keep in mind that this dish is great to add to any buffet or potluck as a vegan offering everyone will love. Serve with a lightly dressed green salad to up your veggie intake.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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