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Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli and Rice

This Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli and Rice is an easy and delicious side dish for just about any meal! Thanks to your pressure cooker, it's ready in a flash and only requires a handful of simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 227kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth divided
  • 1 cup medium grain white rice
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Push the saute button on Instant Pot and add the butter. Once the butter melts, add the diced onion and cook until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook stirring constantly so that it doesn't burn, about 30 seconds.
  • Push the "off" button and add 2 cups of the chicken broth and the rice. Stir everything well, then place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the pressure release knob to "sealing."
  • Cook the rice over manual high pressure for 5 minutes. When the timer is up, perform a quick release. After the pressure has completely released and the pin has dropped, open the lid and stir in the broccoli, remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth, and salt and pepper.
  • Place the lid back on the pot, turn the pressure release knob to "sealing," and cook the broccoli and rice over manual high pressure for 1 minute. When the timer is up, perform a quick release. After the pressure has completely released and the pin has dropped, open the lid and stir in the cheddar cheese until melted and creamy. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 35.2mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 0.8mg