Circle h Farm

--- Dexter, Oregon ---

Circle h Farm is a certified organic farm, growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs for local markets. Circle h delivers CSA boxes to Eugene, Dexter, and Oakridge, Oregon. Also can be found at the Lane County Farmers' Market.

CSA Week 1

Here we go! The CSA season is here, and we are so happy to bring you some of our best spring produce. In the box this week:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Head Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Baby Zucchinis 

 Recipe: (some chopped zucchini would probably be a great addition to this recipe, be creative!) 

Broccoli, Rice, and Cheese Casserole

  • Olive spray oil
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup short grain brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cup small broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • 1 (15-ounce) can (not condensed) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Lightly coat a 7x11-inch baking dish with spray oil.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice and cook, stirring often, until translucent and toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat to medium-low and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is almost tender, about 35 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes, then uncover, fluff with a fork and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add rice, then stir in soup, 1/2 cup of the cheese, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. 

Transfer rice mixture to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle evenly with chopped hazelnuts and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 30 minutes.