Monday, May 18, 2015

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Like the Stove-top Tuna Casserole recipe, this is another dish where I wanted something casserole-like without having to wait around for it to bake. Since everything was already cooked, total cooking time was blissfully short (a major plus when you have a toddler running around), and I could enjoy the fruits of my “labor” almost immediately. You could totally make this from scratch, too, if you have more patience (and time) than I did :)


~1 cup cooked rice
~1½ cups steamed broccoli
~¼ - ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
~1-2 TBSP minced garlic (adjust quantity to personal taste - I like garlic!)
~¼ cup milk (I used skimmed)
salt, pepper, paprika to taste
little bit of oil to saute garlic

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Sauté garlic for 1-2 minutes, then add rice and broccoli, seasoning with spices to taste. Add milk and cheese and let simmer until desired consistency/creaminess is achieved. Adjust milk and cheese quantities as desired. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.



  1. I have made something similar... but instead of cheese to bring it all together, I used cream of chicken. I think I'd prefer cheese, so I will try that next time!

  2. Ooh, cream of chicken (or cream of mushroom!) would also add some nice flavor!