Creamy cheese sauce and fresh broccoli turn rice into the ultimate comfort food and the perfect side dish.
1 Tbsp butter
3 c cooked rice
3 oz cream cheese (regular or low fat)
1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c chopped, steamed broccoli
1 c milk, divided
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add rice, stirring gently to combine.
Cut the cream cheese into large cubes and add to the rice along with ½ cup of milk.
Stir until cream cheese is melted and incorporated into the rice.
Add cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt pepper and remaining ½ cup of milk.
Stir until cheese is melted and everything is combined.
Fold in broccoli.
Tips on Cheddar Broccoli Rice:
- Lowfat and regular cream cheese both work great in this recipe.
- This is a delicious and easy way to use up leftover steamed, white rice.
- Fresh or frozen broccoli works well in this recipe.
Make it a Meal
Enjoy cheddar and broccoli rice with slow cooker roast chicken for an easy, weeknight dinner.