Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Skillet

5 from 2 reviews



  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups veggie stock, divided
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (bite sized pieces)
  • 1 cup fresh grated cheddar cheese


  1. In a rice cooker*, combine your brown rice and 2 cups of veggie stock. Season with salt, and cook on the brown rice setting until done.
  2. Meanwhile, add your broccoli to a large, microwave safe bowl and add about an inch of water
  3. Season lightly with salt and toss so that the broccoli is evenly seasoned
  4. Microwave broccoli until tender. My microwave took about 4 minutes for perfectly tender broccoli, but cook time may vary
  5. Remove broccoli from the oven and drain in a colander
  6. When your rice is done, heat a non stick skillet over medium high heat and add your rice, broccoli, 3/4 cups of the cheddar cheese, and the remaining 1/2 cup of veggie stock. Stir to fully combine
  7. Let this cook for a few minutes, stirring often, until the cheese has melted
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  9. Turn your oven onto broil, sprinkle the remaining cheese over top of the skillet, and bake until the cheese has melted fully
  10. If you don’t have a rice cooker, just cook the brown rice according to package instructions!