This delicious broccoli side dish cooks in the Instant Pot®. Although optional, I love transferring it to a casserole dish and broiling it to give it a crunchy golden cheese top. If you don't want to do this, then stir in all the cheese into the mixture.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add butter and stir until melted. Add onion and saute until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in rice and pour in 1 1/4 cup chicken broth or as much as needed to cover rice. Close and lock the lid. Select rice setting according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Add chopped broccoli and stir to combine. If rice looks dry, add remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth. Close lid and seal the vent. Select steam and set the timer for 5 minutes.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Pour in half-and-half, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, and 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese. Stir to combine.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Grease an 8-inch square casserole dish.

  • Transfer broccoli mixture to the prepared casserole dish and top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Broil until cheese is golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

370.8 calories; 13.8 g protein; 48.5 g carbohydrates; 41.1 mg cholesterol; 1155.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2020
I liked that this recipe used fresh broccoli, regular rice and real cheese. I do think it needs a bit more liquid whether it be the half-n-half or chicken broth. I got a couple of different error codes during different steps of the recipe that led me to believe it needed more liquid. I will probably try this again. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2020
I don't know if I didn't add enough liquid but after I added the broccoli and let it steam for 5 mins, it was stuck to the bottom.. I would probably add more liquid next time. Overall it was ok. It's not something I wont try again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2020
I liked that this recipe used fresh broccoli, regular rice and real cheese. I do think it needs a bit more liquid whether it be the half-n-half or chicken broth. I got a couple of different error codes during different steps of the recipe that led me to believe it needed more liquid. I will probably try this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2020
I liked that this recipe used fresh broccoli, regular rice and real cheese. I do think it needs a bit more liquid whether it be the half-n-half or chicken broth. I got a couple of different error codes during different steps of the recipe that led me to believe it needed more liquid. I will probably try this again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2020
I don't know if I didn't add enough liquid but after I added the broccoli and let it steam for 5 mins, it was stuck to the bottom.. I would probably add more liquid next time. Overall it was ok. It's not something I wont try again Read More
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