Cheddar and Broccoli Rice

Cheddar Broccoli Rice

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Creamy cheese sauce and fresh broccoli turn rice into the ultimate comfort food and the perfect side dish.


Units Scale
  • 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
  • 1/2 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.

Serve immediately.

Keywords: broccoli, cheddar cheese, rice, cheesy rice, broccoli and cheese rice, rice side dish, kid friendly side dish