Cheesy Broccoli Rice Skillet Dinner 

Cheesy Broccoli sausage and rice dinner

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Skillet meals are a great way to help with meal planning, and this simple (and versatile) rice skillet is a great go-to for your family!


  • 1 lb of sausage or ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (of any color – I like orange), seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups white rice, uncooked
  • 34 cups broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Brown sausage or ground beef with onions and peppers
  2. Drain if needed
  3. Add rice to skillet and toast for a minute or two
  4. Pour in chicken broth and 1 cup of water
  5. Cover, and bring to a simmer
  6. Let simmer 10 minute
  7. Add broccoli without stirring
  8. Continue simmering until rice is done, adding more water if necessary if the rice dries out
  9. When rice is done, you want a little water left in the pan, this starchy water helps emulsify the cheese, making it more “saucy” as you mix it in. So if your rice is dry when it’s done, stir in about half a cup
  10. Stir in cheese
  11. Season with salt and pepper
  12. Serve hot
  13. Enjoy!