Cheesy Broccoli and Rice (Instant Pot)
Combine freshly steamed broccoli with cheesy rice in this easy, kid-friendly Instant Pot recipe that's ready in minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 1/2 lb broccoli cut into small/medium florets
- 1 C white rice uncooked
- 1 1/2 C water
- 1/4 C milk or more as needed
- 1/2 C cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
Steam your broccoli: In your clean, empty Instant Pot, place your steamer basket atop your trivet, and pour in 1 C. of water.
Place your broccoli on the steamer basket. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the valve. Push STEAM and bring down the timer to ZERO (0).
Once the pot beeps done, immediately release the pressure (to keep the vibrant green color); carefully remove the steamer basket and set that broccoli to the side. Dump any remaining water out of the Instant Pot and place it back in the appliance.
To the newly emptied pot, add your rice and water. Place the lid back on the Instant Pot and seal the valve. Push manual (high pressure) and reduce the timer to 7 minutes.
At the end of the 7 minutes, allow the pressure to release naturally for 3 minutes. Then release any remaining pressure that is left and carefully open the lid.
Add the milk, shredded cheddar, garlic powder, and salt and give it a good stir. Gently fold in the broccoli.
Serve with extra cheese, if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers to enjoy the following day.
Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 519IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg