Cheesy Broccoli Rice

This simple side dish will wow your pickiest of eaters.  I am no fan of vegetables but this Cheesy Broccoli Rice takes the cake!  Really delicious.  Really simple.Cheesy Broccoli Rice ~The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen~ This super simple Side Dish will please your pickest of eaters. As a kid I hated vegetables, I'm not that fond of them now. Cheesy Broccoli Rice is so good even your total vegetable hating child will love this!! Follow The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen on PinterestFacebook, Twitter or Instagram!   I’d love to connect with you!

Do you struggle with side dishes? Finding a tasty and healthy option isn’t always that easy.   This year I challenged myself to create more side dishes.    So here is the first of many easy and yummy side dishes.

I am all about easy meals for busy weeknights.  It’s basically the whole theme of my blog. That is why I focus so heavily on easy, quick and tasty recipes.  If my family loves it and I loved making it then guess what?  So will you!

 Make sure that you check out My Tips and Tricks to make perfect rice every time! 

Cheesy Broccoli Rice ~The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen~ This super simple Side Dish will please your pickest of eaters. As a kid I hated vegetables, I'm not that fond of them now. Cheesy Broccoli Rice is so good even your total vegetable hating child will love this!! I am a huge fan of rice.  White, brown, wild, mixed and even dirty! So it’s no surprise that I chose rice as my first side dish to make for you.  Stepping outside my comfort zone and forcing myself to make something with a green vegetable is a very big step for me!  Crazy I know.  I’m not even a picky eater.  I just hate veggies.

Do you see that big piece of green in there?  Well I ate the whole thing and I loved it!Cheesy Broccoli Rice ~The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen~ This super simple Side Dish will please your pickest of eaters. As a kid I hated vegetables, I'm not that fond of them now. Cheesy Broccoli Rice is so good even your total vegetable hating child will love this!! I mean what’s not to love about rice and cheese?  If you can boil water you can make this recipe.  It’s just that easy!  I have some best practices for you on the way to create perfect sticky rice each time without boil over.

Let’s face it rice boil over is the worst to clean up off the stove! If you follow my steps you will have perfect rice every time!  You can’t miss the easiest way to make perfect rice every time.

My Tips and Tricks will make you a pro! Look for them after the recipeCheesy Broccoli Rice ~The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen~ This super simple Side Dish will please your pickest of eaters. As a kid I hated vegetables, I'm not that fond of them now. Cheesy Broccoli Rice is so good even your total vegetable hating child will love this!! If your kids are picky, if they cringe at the thought of green anything, I can bet you they are going to love this Cheesy Broccoli Rice.  You can feel good about giving them a wholesome meal with tasty options.

When I say if you can boil water you can make this dish, it’s true!  It’s all about the easy.  I am going to make sure that you have success every time you make rice.  Look for My Tips and Tricks right after the recipe.

What is your favorite side dish?  It’s so fun to know what you like! It helps me create more recipes that will bring you back time and time again.

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Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 1/4 cup water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups frozen thawed or fresh broccoli florets cooked
  • 4 oz reduced fat 2% milk Velveeta cubed {one small carton or half a full size}

Instructions

  1. make rice {read best tips for perfect rice}
  2. microwave the broccoli till hot and tender
  3. in the same pot that you made the rice in
  4. add the salt & pepper and onion powder
  5. raise heat to medium low
  6. place the cubed cheese and stir until melted and combined
  7. add in the hot cooked broccoli and stir
  8. Serve immediately
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I have 9 lovely thoughts, I would love to hear yours.

  1. I always feel like I concentrate on the main dish rather than side dishes. Looks like I have a new idea to try. Yum!

  2. Yum! I love cheesy broccoli, so this would be great! Can’t wait to try!

  3. I could eat this for dinner on its own! What a perfect little bowl of comfort food.

  4. Andi @ The Weary Chef says:

    I would love to try this with my kids. They don’t like greens but I think as long as it’s as cheesy as this one, they’ll love it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yes, I always struggle with sides – you came to the rescue!

  6. I think every single member of my family would like this side dish, and that’s pretty much impossible these days! :)

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  7. I think every single member of my family would like this side dish, and that’s pretty much impossible these days! :)

  8. Yum, this would go over well at my house.

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