AnnaBanana414 Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - (180796301)

cook's profile






View All Reviews Learn more

Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2014
I liked this recipe, though I changed a *bunch* of stuff for my preferences. First, I used frozen cauliflower and broccoli, which I steamed for almost 10 minutes before adding to the casserole. Next time I will use fresh veggies and steam them a little longer because the texture was kind of tough. I omitted the onions because I just don't like them, so there was no need for the butter. I substituted 1-2 cups of shredded carrots for the rice to increase the veggie content and that worked (plus it added a nice pop of color). I used cream of mushroom soup because I had it on hand and about 2/3 a pound of extra sharp cheddar cheese. I melted the cheese with the soup and milk before adding the veggies since the cheddar cubes needed a little more time to integrate into the sauce. After baking for 30 minutes the flavor was good, but the sauce was runny and the veggies were still too crisp. So I baked it for another hour in 20 minute increments. It ended up being ok that night, but the next day it was awesome. The leftover factor took it from 3 stars to 4. If I can work out the kinks (thicken the sauce, soften the veggies), I might get mine up to 5 star status.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Best Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2013
This spanish rice is straight up comfort food! It is super easy to make, DELICIOUS, and it makes great leftovers, so you can enjoy it for days. I originally made it to accompany chicken fajitas, though it is great on it's own (or mixed with a little sour cream and cheddar cheese), on a taco salad, or in burritos. My husband, who is the pickiest eater I know, LOVES it. I make it several times a month and it comes out perfectly every time. I would make it more often, but I fear I might eat the whole batch and supersize myself! I like to sneak extra veggies into everything I make, so with this I use a whole onion and at least one bell pepper. Other things I will likely try in the future include corn, celery, carrots, or peas. I might even get away with some chopped up cauliflower. I also like the idea of using brown rice to "healthy it up" a little bit. We'll see if my hubbie even notices... Enjoy :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Go Pro!

In Season

Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner

Magnificent main dishes for your holiday table are here, from roast beef to a Christmas goose.

Christmas Appetizers
Christmas Appetizers

Dozens and dozens of appetizers perfect for the winter season.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Most Popular Blogs

Read our blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States