Preheat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, black pepper and chili flakes. Add broccoli; toss until well coated. Arrange evenly in single layer on foil-lined baking sheet. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender and lightly charred.
Meanwhile, using broth as cooking liquid, prepare rice according to package directions. Fluff with fork. Stir in roasted broccoli, Cheddar cheese, butter and remaining salt.
Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Stir in 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken for added protein if desired.
Broccoli cheese rice is the ultimate comfort food that combines the goodness of broccoli, the creaminess of cheese, and the heartiness of rice. It’s a delicious and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish.
The key to making a mouthwatering broccoli cheese rice is to start with perfectly cooked rice. Whether you prefer white rice, brown rice, or even wild rice, make sure it’s cooked to perfection before adding in the other ingredients. In our recipe we recommend you use our Fluffy rice, but feel free to experiment and play with your food.
Next comes the star of the show – broccoli! Steam or blanch your broccoli until it’s tender but still has a slight crunch. This will ensure that it retains its vibrant green color and adds a fresh element to the dish. This dish will taste so good your kids won’t even realize they are eating their greens!
Now it’s time for the cheesy goodness! Choose your favorite type of cheese – cheddar, mozzarella, or even a blend of different cheeses. Grate it finely and mix it into the cooked rice and broccoli while they’re still hot. The heat will melt the cheese and create a creamy texture that coats every grain of rice.
For an extra burst of flavor, you can add some additional ingredients like garlic powder, onion powder, or even diced cooked bacon. These add-ons will take your broccoli cheese rice to another level and make it even more irresistible.
Once everything is mixed together, transfer your cheesy creation into a baking dish and pop it into the oven until it’s heated through and bubbly on top. The melted cheese will form a golden crust that adds an extra layer of deliciousness to each bite.
This dish is easy to make for all those busy weeknight dinners, it is packed with flavor, and guaranteed to become one of your go-to dishes for any occasion.