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Broccoli Cheese Long Grain and Wild Rice

Dress up packaged rice mix with broccoli and cheese for a quick and easy side dish that the whole family will love.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-2/3 cup water or as indicated on wild rice package
  • 2 4 to 6 ounce packages long grain and wild rice with seasoning packet
  • 1 large or 2 small broccoli crowns coarsely chopped (2 heaping cups)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend


  • Combine butter, water (use the amount indicated on your package), and both packages rice and the seasoning packets. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat. As soon as it reaches a boil, add broccoli, reduce heat to low, cover the skillet and simmer for 20 minutes or the time indicated on the package.
  • Remove cover and stir in cheese. Remove from heat and stir to combine until cheese has melted.