Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Baked Broccoli and Cheese

An easy dish to prepare
No fuss and bother
Just add in anything available
Bake it
And place it on the table
Now tuck in!

I don't have a fixed recipe for this. The basic ingredients are:
low fat milk
a teensy bit of butter (in my case, half a teaspoon)
a little olive oil
half an onion, chopped
some flour
diced ham
a dash of worcestershire sauce
a small bowl of cooked brown rice (leftover)
grated cheddar cheese and mozzarella
no salt required as ham and cheese are used

I simply sauteed the chopped onions with a little olive oil and a dash of worcestershire sauce and the diced ham till soft and fragrant and set it aside.
Next I microwaved the broccoli florets on high for 2 minutes and drained any moisture.
Then I cooked some white sauce, using a little butter, milk and some flour.
After that I mixed the broccoli, white sauce, some grated cheese, brown rice, ham and onion with a little pepper. I drizzled some milk and topped up with more cheese.
I placed it in a pyrex bowl and baked it at 190 deg C for 20 minutes.

Sloppy, sloppy job!
The orangey hue is red cheddar!

Creamy enough and not cloying!

That was my daughter's and my dinner! We polished up everything!
But uggh! Baked cheese stuck to the bowl is hard to wash off! I'll just soak it with water and leave it till tomorrow to wash.


  1. use warm water to rinse it and the cheese will come off easily! But I think I'll lick your plates clean though :)

  2. Looks like comfort food to me. Yums!!!

  3. Looks like comfort food to me. Yums!!!

  4. Simple to prepare and delicious to taste!

  5. Eh, looks easy hor? OK, I can clean leftovers up this way next time!

  6. This is the classic way to make kids eat broccoli! :)

  7. I like your introduction to this dish....fuss free.

  8. Can I bring my kids over when you do this again? Super delicious.

  9. Wow...that looks colourful and cheesy. My children would love this. But I have to make them promise to clean up before I cook :P

  10. looks really good. I'm not a fan of broccoli but it looks so appetizing when cooked this way.

  11. exactly my kind of recipes..."no fuss and bother"...and "add anything available"!!!! it looks fantastic.

  12. So healthy and delicious - broccoli is my favourite vege ^_^


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