Broccoli Cheese Rice


You guys!  This is the fastest and easiest side dish I know how to make!!

Besides those bagged salad kits 😛

It only takes three ingredients, and is done in 10 minutes!  With the addition of fresh broccoli and cheesy goodness, you can’t go wrong!

I don’t know why I’m shouting!  I think I’m excited!! 😀



As a side dish it compliments almost any meat entree.



To begin, prepare the rice according to the package instructions.



Once boiling, add the frozen bag of broccoli.



Now bring it back to a boil, and then cover and simmer according to the package instructions, but I usually go a minute or two longer since the broccoli can slow down the cooking process.



Once the broccoli and rice are tender, mix in 1/2-1 cup of shredded cheese (depending on your cheesy-goodness preference).



That’s it!  Did you time yourself?  How long did it take to make?



Broccoli, Cheese and Rice.  One of my favorite combinations.  Please enjoy!

“An Apron is just


a Cape on backwards!” – 🙂



Broccoli Cheese Rice

  • 1 package Rice-a-Roni or Knorr Cheddar Broccoli Rice
  • 1 bag (typically 12 ounces) Frozen Broccoli
  • 1/2-1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine (optional)
  • Pinch of Salt

Following the instructions on the package, bring contents to a boil, and if using it add the butter.  Once boiling add the bag of frozen broccoli and bring it back to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for the time according to package plus 1-2 additional minutes.  Once the rice and broccoli are tender, mix in the shredded cheese and a couple dashes of salt.  That’s it! Serve!

Serves 4-6 as a side dish.

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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