Cheezy Broccoli Orzo

A deliciously cheesey tasting broccoli and orzo dish. I created this recipe to mimic Rice-a-Roni’s Broccoli Au Gratin, a favorite of mine before I became vegan.

This dish is very quick. It will be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Only 5 grams of fat and packed with over 11 grams of fiber per serving! GO TO RECIPE>

  • http://vegetarianwhohatestofu.blogspot.com/ VegWhoHatesTofu

    This looks so good! Very kid friendly too, I think my son will love this! Can’t wait to try it :)

  • Kate

    Have made this twice already, with some modifications. It’s an excellent “cheese” sauce.

  • Teresa

    Wow. This looks amazing and easy. I’m not much of a cook. Thanks again for another great looking recipe.

  • Shonda

    I love this blog! So far all the recipes look pretty simple and I really appreciate the beautiful pictures that go along with them. Thank you. Looking forward to some good food!

  • MandyM

    This was perfect. I added a little creole seasoning to the top to give it a little kick. I am new to this plant based way of living and I LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. I will be cooking your dishes all week to try them out.

  • Ann E

    Hi,
    Is it possible to use Soy milk instead of Rice milk? Thanks, all your recipes look great, can’t wait to try them!

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    Ann E, You could but I think it tends to give a weird flavor to the dish when soymilk is cooked.

  • Crystal P.

    This is a fantastic recipe! Being the only vegan in my household is rough, but this recipe won everyone over! Thanks.

  • Sara

    16 cups of water, really? I’m afraid to try this recipe because it states 16 cups of water. Just want to be sure that’s correct. Thanks. Sounds yummy once I figure out the water.

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    Sara, all that water is to boil the orzo. You drain the water after they’ve cooked.

  • http://gawkylu.com erica

    i just made this subbing chard for half the broccoli, water for the milk, teff flour for the flour & corn starch, and i didn’t have any seasoning salt so i just used a little extra salt. it’s *FABULOUS*, thank you!

  • Andrea

    I have made this a few times and love it! I like to add a handful of sliced blanched almonds just before eating for a little crunch, but it’s lovely without the almonds as well.

  • julie camacho

    I made this tonight with some changes. I had to double recipe too. I ONLY used 8 cups of water for the orzo. You bring it to a boil, then simmer for about fifteen minutes.If there is extra water, drain it. I also added 2 vegetable bouillion cubes to the water and eliminated the sea salt. I steamed the broccoli seperately. I also eleminated the oil AND the corn starch from the sauce. I used unsweetened soy milk and heated it on medium heat while stirring in the butter. I pre mixed all the spices, flour, and nutritional yeast and with a whisk added it to the milk/butter,stirring until thickened. Then I mixed them all together. YUMM…new family favorite!!