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5 from 3 votes

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
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, cheese, Instant Pot, pressure cooker, rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Sheryl



  • 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