Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Rice

by 247tasty

Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Total time: 25 mins | Yield: 4-6

This creamy broccoli cheddar cheese is an easy gluten-free side dish that you can pair up with just about anything. A pretty simple side that even your pickiest eaters will love. It is packed with tender broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese.

If you are like me who treasure easy and quick recipe, then this creamy broccoli cheddar rice is perfect. No need for fancy ingredients or complicated steps. This recipe is plain, simple, but incredibly delicious! One major thing that will make this broccoli rice super flavorful is cooking the rice in chicken broth instead of salted water. A simple change that brings this dish to the top!

Make sure to try this recipe very soon. It’s a keeper!


2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 small onion, diced
1/3 c. liquid (water, broth, or milk)
2 c. chicken broth
1 c. jasmine rice
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. chopped broccoli
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

How to make Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Rice?

Step 1: In a medium-size saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring often.

Step 2: Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.

Step 3: Then, add the jasmine rice and put the lid on. Adjust the heat to low. Remove the cover once the rice has simmered for about 12 minutes and stir well.

Step 4: To the pan, add two tbsp butter along with 1/3 c. Water, salt, and pepper. Replace the lid and continue to simmer for another 3 minutes.

Step 5: Stir in the broccoli after 3 minutes and cook further until the broccoli is done. This takes another 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 6: Before serving, stir in the cheese. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 282 | TOTAL FAT: 19g | SATURATED FAT: 10g | TRANS FAT: 0g | UNSATURATED FAT: 8g | CHOLESTEROL: 46mg | SODIUM: 849mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 19g | FIBER: 2g | SUGAR: 2g | PROTEIN: 10g

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