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 I a.) 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!

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!

Here’s how you can make this quick, delicious, and healthy gluten free dish:


  • 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


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

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