Cheesy Broccoli Rice

If you love creamy, cheesy deliciousness – you and your WHOLE family will be obsessed with this toddler friendly recipe! 

For more protein, I added roasted chicken for my baby one day and then ground turkey another day, just because I had extra.

I had it for lunch and dinner on various days throughout the week and I can tell you that it reheats very well. If you have time, reheat in the oven topped with a sprinkle of more cheese for about 15 minutes and it’ll be perfect. If you’re more tight on time, like I am most of the time, heat in microwave in a microwave-safe dish for one minute! 

You can make a big batch and freeze in cup portions for up to 3 months. 

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Recipe by Ann Woo Stephenson


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    • 2 tbsp

      unsalted butter

    • 1/2

      yellow onion, diced

    • 1/4 tsp

      garlic powder

    • 1/4 tsp

      black pepper

    • 2 cups

      broccoli, chopped

    • 1 cup

      sour cream

    • 1 cup

      whole milk

    • 2 cups

      shredded cheddar cheese

    • 2 cups

      cooked rice (preferably day old)

    • optional: 2 tbsp breadcrumbs for topping


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    • In a medium sized pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.

    • Once butter has melted, add onion, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir to cook until translucent, about two minutes. Set aside.

    • In a large mixing bowl, add broccoli, sour cream, milk, cheese, and rice. Stir to combine.

    • Add the onion mixture to the mixing bowl and stir once more.

    • Spray non-stick oil on a baking pan and spread rice mixture evenly. Top with breadcrumbs if you'd like. 

    • Place baking pan in oven for 35 minutes.

      Cheesy Broccoli Rice

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