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5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean!

5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean! | iowagirleats.com

Hey you, I hope you’re having a great start to your week! I’m still slightly recovering from the weekend!

I just started working with a company to produce cooking videos for the site (insert all the monkey-covering-his-eyes emojis – eeeek…) and this weekend was our first full-day shoot. We’re talking 8 hours, 6 recipes, 4 loads of dishes, endless amounts of pressed powder, and one very tired IGE. I fell asleep at 8pm for two nights afterwards, but gosh it was fun! I seeeriously dislike seeing myself on camera but it’s nice to switch things up at work every now and again, right?

Anyway, I’ll be sure to share the videos as they become available, but in the meantime I’m spilling the beans on a spectacularly easy recipe for 5-ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet. One of the recipes I taped over the weekend was my 5-Ingredient Cheesy Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice and the camera crew and I were tapping our toes waiting for the dish to finish because all you do is add the ingredients into a pot, place a lid on top, and let it cook for 12 minutes. Doo do doo…

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5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean! | iowagirleats.com

With Christmas coming up and ham – GLORIOUS HAM! – being served at the holiday dinner table (while I don’t care much for turkey, I am ALL over brown bag baked ham) I thought this was the perfect time to create a ham and broccoli-cheddar version of the salsa verde-based skillet. This is a dish you can make with holiday leftovers but will continue to add to your weekly menu all year round because it’s so simple and delicious. Plus, if the Cheesy Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice was a little spicy for your tastebuds, the mild broccoli-cheddar version will leave you licking your plate clean. Heck, you can even leave the ham out if you like – the cheesy broccoli rice makes an awesome side dish too.

Now, this recipe tastes like one of those horribly delicious yet salt and preservative-packed rice side packets that everyone secretly loves, except it’s made with 5 simple ingredients: chicken broth, rice, broccoli, ham, and cheddar cheese. Creamy, perfectly cheesy, and reheats like a dream.

Who’s ready to get after it?!

5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean! | iowagirleats.com

Start by combining 1 cup long grain white rice in a saucepan with 2-1/2 cups chicken broth. Bring to a simmer then place a lid on top, turn the heat down to low, and cook for 6 minutes. Add 6oz broccoli that’s been chopped into small florets then replace the lid and cook for another 9-10 minutes, or until the rice and broccoli are both cooked through.

5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean! | iowagirleats.com

Next sprinkle in 6oz freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese (skip pre-grated cheese – freshly grated melts so much better!) then stir until smooth. Finally add 8oz ham steak that’s been chopped into bite-sized pieces then stir until warmed through.

5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean! | iowagirleats.com

That’s all she wrote my friend! Let the rice sit and thicken for a few minutes before scooping onto plates and devouring. I hope you love this easy, cheesy, 1 pot meal – enjoy!

5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean! | iowagirleats.com

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet

Description

5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean!

Ingredients

serves 3-4

  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 6oz broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 8oz ham steak, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 6oz freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Add chicken broth and rice to a 2-1/2 - 3 quart saucepan then turn heat to high and bring to a simmer. Turn heat down to low then place a lid on top and simmer for 6 minutes (rice should barely be simmering so make sure heat is not too high.)
  2. Add broccoli (no need to stir) then place the lid back on top, turn heat up to keep broth at a gentle simmer, and then cook for an additional 9-10 more minutes or until the rice and broccoli are cooked through. Turn off heat then sprinkle in cheese and stir until completely melted. Stir in ham until warmed through, then serve.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.

5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean! | iowagirleats.com