Easy Cheesy Rice and Broccoli Instant Pot Recipe (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

cheesy broccoli and rice

I am definitely more into posting sweet versus savory recipes, because: a.) I have a huge sweet tooth and b.) honestly don’t find much excitement in my savory dishes compared to sweet. However…. this dish was SO EASY and SO DELICIOUS. I had to interrupt my normal gluten free cookies, muffins, and smoothies for this gluten free, dairy free cheesy rice and broccoli recipe. Like many of my other recipes, I added some hidden health benefits– for this one its from the collagen in the bone broth!

Here’s what you will need for this healthy gluten free meal:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1-2 tsp Primal Palate Garlic & Herb seasoning ( or use a combination of salt, garlic, onion, oregano)
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth (I used Pacific Foods)
  • Broccoli- I did not measure, just used one package of broccoli from Whole Foods, you can adjust the quantity for more or less
  • 2 Tbsp of butter or oil ( For dairy free butter alternative, I like Earth Balance Soy Free)
  • 1/2 package of Violife Shredded Cheddar Cheese (or any other dairy free cheese but Violife is my favorite so far!)
  • 1/2 onion, diced

Broccoli Rice and Cheese Dish

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1-2 tsp Primal Palate  Garlic & Herb seasoning or use a combination of salt, garlic, onion, oregano
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth I used Pacific Foods
  • Broccoli- I did not measure just used one package of broccoli from Whole Foods, you can adjust the quantity for more or less
  • 2 Tbsp of butter or oil For dairy free butter alternative, I like Earth Balance Soy Free
  • 1/2 package of Violife Shredded Cheddar Cheese or any other dairy free cheese but Violife is my favorite so far!
  • 1/2 onion diced

Instructions
 

  • Using the saute function on the Instant Pot melt butter and add onion, cook for about 4 minutes
  • Turn the Instant Pot “off”
  • Add 2 cups of Bone Broth, rice, and seasonings, stir
  • Place lid on Instant Pot , insure the pressure knob is set to “sealing”
  • Cook rice on manual setting on high for 5 minutes and do a quick release
  • After pressure is released, open the instant pot and add broccoli and remaining 1 cup bone broth, mix completely
  • Close the lid and set the release knob to “sealing”
  • Set Instant Pot to manual setting at high pressure and cook for 2 minutes
  • After 2 minutes, perform a quick release and open the lid after pressure has been completely release
  • Add the additional 1 tbsp butter and the cheddar cheese, mix and ENJOY!
Keyword dairy free, instant pot, vegan

This recipe is made in an Instant pot but definitely could be made in a slow cooker or by cooking rice the conventional method and steaming broccoli and combining ingredients.I just got an Instant Pot and believe me, its worth it! I was hesitant to buy one because I was a bit intimidated, but after hearing and reading great things, I knew it was time to invest and try it out! I am definitely happy with my Instant Pot purchas and have used it for many other meals and dishes.

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