Sunday, August 19, 2012
Uncle Ben's Country Inn Broccoli Rice au Gratin
On a scale of 1 - 10 I give this product a 10. I've used Uncle Ben's rice for years and have even cooked this specific product flavor but I have never gotten creative with it until now. The cooking directions are simple - combine rice, contents of seasoning packet, 2 1/4 cups water and 1 Tbsp. butter into a med. saucepan. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Simple enough and you have a nice side dish to serve with just about any meat. BUT what if you make 2 simple additions and make it into a really nice side dish? I did this by simply adding about a cup of frozen, chopped broccoli. Followed the cooking directions on the box and just before serving I stirred in 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. These 2 additions gave me a dish that really tasted like it was homemade and not from a box.