Wild Rice and Broccoli Timbales

Fresh basil and spaghetti sauce add an Italian twist to this attractive dish.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 24 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
package (2 3/4 ounces) instant simmer-and-serve wild rice
1
package (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli
1 1/3
cups water
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1
cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 1 Heat wild rice, broccoli, water, basil and salt to boiling in 2-quart saucepan, stirring occasionally to break up broccoli; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 6 to 7 minutes or until wild rice and broccoli are tender. Stir in cheeses until blended.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat spaghetti sauce in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat until hot. Reduce heat to low; stir occasionally.
  • 3 Spray 10-ounce custard cup with cooking spray. To form timbales, press 3/4 cup wild rice mixture into cup; turn upside down onto serving plate to unmold. Repeat with remaining mixture. Or spoon mixture onto serving plates instead of shaping into timbales.
  • 4 Pour spaghetti sauce over timbales. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

Expert Tips

Timbale can refer to one of two things: the drum-shaped mold used to form a variety of dishes or the baked dish itself.

Use 2 cups of cooked wild rice in place of the instant simmer-and-serve wild rice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
100 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11 g
11 %
(Saturated Fat
6 g,
6 %
),
Cholesterol
25 mg
25 %;
Sodium
590 mg
590 %;
Total Carbohydrate
33 g
33 %
(Dietary Fiber
4 g
4 %
),
Protein
9 g
9 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
36%;
Vitamin C
28%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.