Brown Rice With Chicken And Broccoli

Lean protein, greens and whole grains all in this one-pot weeknight meal. Make sure to cut chicken and broccoli into bite-size pieces so they’ll cook evenly.

What You Need

3 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 (8-ounce) skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 cup long-grain brown rice
3 cups small broccoli florets
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Method
Bring 1/2 cup broth to a simmer in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook about 6 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken, rice and remaining 3 cups broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer 30 minutes. Add broccoli and continue to cook about 15 minutes or until broccoli and rice are tender and all liquid is absorbed. Remove covered pot from heat and let sit 5 minutes; uncover and fluff with a fork. Stir in thyme and pine nuts and serve.

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Getting them to eat their vegetables just got easier with this comfort food.

What You Need
     4 cups chicken broth
     2 to 2-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli spears, cut into florets
     1/2 cup chopped green onions
     1 tablespoon canola oil
     1/4 cup all-purpose flour
     1 teaspoon salt
     1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
     1/8 teaspoon pepper
     1 cup half-and-half cream
    Blender or food processor
Lets Make It!     In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil; add broccoli. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. In a small skillet, sauté onions in oil until tender; stir into broth. Remove from heat; cool 10-15 minutes. Puree in small batches in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return all to the saucepan; set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Slowly add cream, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in broccoli mixture. Return to the heat; cook over medium until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Serves 4
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