This stove-top broccoli and rice dish comes together in less than 15 minutes, and it’s so cheesy and creamy and delicious. I was attracted to the original recipe because I love the combination of broccoli and cheese (who doesn’t?), but when I looked more closely at that recipe, I had to stifle a yawn. Bo-ring! I made tons of modifications to jazz it up, and the end result is truly something delicious that we all loved. This is one of my new go-to side dishes. I could use a big serving right now, as a matter of fact!
Cheesy Broccoli and Rice
source: inspired by Better Homes and Gardens
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup quick-cooking white rice
1 cup chicken broth
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened and fragrant. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Stir in rice and cook until the edges begin to brown just slightly. Stir in broccoli and chicken broth. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.
3. Return saucepan to burner. Over low heat, add cheddar cheese, sour cream, and parmesan cheese, stirring just until cheese is melted. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.