Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice

With its flavorful combination of ham, broccoli, cheese sauce and Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice, this speedy meal is perfect for both lunch and dinner.

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Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup jarred cheese sauce
  • 1 slice ham, diced


  • Enjoy the comfort of broccoli and cheese in minutes with our easy Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice. Just be sure that you have enough ingredients ready to double or triple the recipe; everyone will want a taste!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine broccoli, cheese sauce and ham in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.

    Step 3

  • Serve broccoli mixture over rice.

    Recipe Tip

    For extra cheesy rice, sprinkle your favorite shredded or crumbled cheese over the top before serving.

Perfect Partners!

There are some foods that just seem to pair perfectly together, like chicken and rice, peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and definitely broccoli and cheese. These two ingredients share the spotlight with Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice in this Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice for an anytime meal that’s ready in minutes.

This recipe calls for jarred cheese sauce and frozen broccoli florets. Both are tasty and convenient shortcuts that pair well with diced ham.

Broccoli and cheese is a favorite flavor combo that appeals to kids and adults alike. If you want more ideas for ways to bring this combination to the dinner table, we’ve got lots! When you start with a hearty rice base, you can turn a few simple pantry ingredients into a Broccoli Rice Casserole, a comforting No Cream Creamy Broccoli Soup, or a tasty side, like our Cheesy Broccoli Alfredo Rice.

Whether you decide to go with fresh, frozen, steamed or roasted broccoli, these recipes are sure to become part of your weekly rotation. Pair with your favorite cheese, cheese blend or cheese sauce and rice, and you’ve got a tasty meal every time.

Pantry Staple Lifesavers

At Minute® Rice, we’re here to help. Make sure to keep the simple pantry ingredients needed for this recipe on hand, so that you’re always prepared for when you need a simple lunch, a filling snack or even a quick dinner. With very few ingredients, this recipe is an excellent meal idea to keep in your back pocket for when you’re short on time and need a meal in minutes! Next, try this 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner. Or, for an easy, no-fuss meal, try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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