Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Menus in 45 Minutes (or Less)

These recipes, paired with simple sides, can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Check back for additional recipes around the beginning of each month.

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Broccoli and Rice Casseroles Recipe
Photo: John Autry

Broccoli and Rice Casseroles

Time: 40 minutes

Shopping Tip: Look for prechopped onion, celery, and bell pepper.

Serve with Buttered Carrots: Bring 1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Add 2 cups thinly sliced carrots. Reduce heat; simmer 6 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pan. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter, 2 teaspoons chopped parsley, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; stir until butter melts. Serves 4 (serving size: ½ cup). CALORIES 51; FAT 3g (sat 1.9g); SODIUM 148mg

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