I’m constantly searching for new side dishes that are fast, easy and kid-friendly. There is something to be said about a good side dish that uses items that are already in your cupboard or your refrigerator. This broccoli cheesy rice is a great side to any grilled or pan seared protein like pork chops or chicken breast. I always find myself sneaking the spoon to add a little extra to my plate.
Broccoli Cheesy Rice
1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 C long grain white rice
2 C chicken stock
1 C fresh or frozen broccoli, chopped
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
3 TBSP milk
1/2 tsp salt
In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil. Add white rice and sauté until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add chicken stock and heat until boiling. Reduce to simmer and cover, 15 minutes.
Lightly steam broccoli on stovetop or heat in microwave for three minutes and chop.
Remove rice from heat, add broccoli, cheese, milk and salt and stir until cheese is melted.
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