Zatarain’s Broccoli and Cheese Rice Recipe

Broccoli and Cheese Rice are two in one combo and the ones which are served at Zatarain’s are fabulous. Nothing can match their level of deliciousness. The whole dish is cooked and then the rice is topped with chicken, broccoli, and Cheese. The cheesy layer at the top of the rice gives a different charm to your dish.

Your dish looks crazy because of the combo of the cheese drooling over the vegetable and chicken. You must try these Broccoli and Cheese rice at least once to get amused by its taste and its amazing presentation.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 1/2 pounds of chicken tenders cut into strips
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package of Zatarain’s yellow rice mix
  • 1 package of frozen broccoli florets

Steps to make Zatarain Broccoli and Cheese Rice

  1. First of all, you have to cook chicken. For this purpose, heat oil in a large-sized pot and add chicken to this oil. Fry the chicken in this oil while stirring continuously until it turned white.
  2. Once the chicken is cooked let it stand aside for some time.
  3. In the next step, add the remaining oil to the pot and fry the onion-garlic mixture in it. Once the onion turned browned as is transparent, pour water into the pot.
  4. Stir and wait until the mixture is boiled. Once it gets to a boil, add the yellow rice mix to the water. Boil it and then let it simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Now place the cooked chicken and broccoli over the rice and heat them.
  6. In the end, sprinkle all the shredded cheese at the top of the dish, let it stand on the heat for a few minutes so that the cheese can melt, and then remove it from heat.
  7. Serve while warm!

FQAs?

Can we cook the broccoli separately?

Yes, you can stir fry the broccoli in a separate pan but do not over fry. Your broccoli should retain a little crunch as it has to be heated with the rice too.

Do broccoli and cheese rice are spicy?

No broccoli and cheese rice is a plain meal and contains no spice so you can say that this dish is for everyone because it is not too hot and also delicious side by side.

Zatarain's Broccoli and Cheese Rice Recipe
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Zatarain's Broccoli and Cheese Rice Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 1/2 pounds of chicken tenders cut into strips
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package of Zatarain's yellow rice mix
  • 1 package of frozen broccoli florets

Instructions

  • First of all, you have to cook chicken. For this purpose, heat oil in a large-sized pot and add chicken to this oil. Fry the chicken in this oil while stirring continuously until it turned white.
  • Once the chicken is cooked let it stand aside for some time.
  • In the next step, add the remaining oil to the pot and fry the onion-garlic mixture in it. Once the onion turned browned as is transparent, pour water into the pot.
  • Stir and wait until the mixture is boiled. Once it gets to a boil, add the yellow rice mix to the water. Boil it and then let it simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Now place the cooked chicken and broccoli over the rice and heat them.
  • In the end, sprinkle all the shredded cheese at the top of the dish, let it stand on the heat for a few minutes so that the cheese can melt, and then remove it from heat.
  • Serve while warm!

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