Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet Recipe

Apr 17, 2014

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet Recipe

This easy dinner idea is delicious and one you'll want to add to your menu plan! Ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a simple and affordable weeknight meal!


Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet



This ham cheesy broccoli rice dinner skillet is easy, delicious and one you'll want to add to your menu plan! Use any cheese you prefer and great for using leftover Easter or Christmas ham! Ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a simple and affordable weeknight meal!



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This ham cheesy broccoli rice dinner skillet is easy, delicious and one you'll want to add to your menu plan! Use any cheese you prefer and great for using leftover Easter or Christmas ham! Ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a simple and affordable weeknight meal!


Easter is one holiday I always look forward to. I absolutely love ham and all the fixings to go with it.

After Easter is done and over with, there's usually some leftover ham that needs to be used up.

Today's recipe is perfect for that.

I absolutely love easy skillet meals, and this one is pretty delicious!!

It's super easy to make. Plus it only uses one skillet, which is perfect for weeknights when you don't feel like spending much time in the kitchen, either cooking or doing dishes.

I love ham and broccoli together and add some sharp cheddar cheese to it?? Perfection.

This is one dish we could eat over and over. I know it will be back on the menu again soon!

Check out the ideas below to customize this meal with ingredients you have on hand, or if you prefer something different than what I've used!



This ham cheesy broccoli rice dinner skillet is easy, delicious and one you'll want to add to your menu plan! Use any cheese you prefer and great for using leftover Easter or Christmas ham! Ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a simple and affordable weeknight meal!


What is in Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet?

  • Jasmine Rice: It has a sweet aroma when cooked and it is stickier than other varieties of long grain rice. It has a soft, moist texture and it sweeter than other rice varieties. It's primarily grown in Thailand.
  • Butter: A dairy product consisting of approximately 80% butterfat and made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Most commonly made from cow's milk, but can also be made from sheep, goat, yak, or buffalo milk.
  • Broccoli: an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head and stalk is eaten as a vegetable. The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of broccolo, which means "the flowering crest of a cabbage! Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium and fiber!
  • Milk: cow's milk is a great source of calcium, vitamin D, potassium and it's a complete protein source too! 


This ham cheesy broccoli rice dinner skillet is easy, delicious and one you'll want to add to your menu plan! Use any cheese you prefer and great for using leftover Easter or Christmas ham! Ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a simple and affordable weeknight meal!


Other recipes to use leftover ham you may like:



This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • In a large pan, saute the rice in butter until slightly browned
  • Add the chicken broth and garlic powder, cover and cook, stirring occasionally
  • Add the broccoli florets and cook
  • Add the remaining butter, ham, cheddar, milk and pepper
  • Heat until cheese is melted, stirring to combine 
  • Cover, remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes before serving

Full recipe below



This ham cheesy broccoli rice dinner skillet is easy, delicious and one you'll want to add to your menu plan! Use any cheese you prefer and great for using leftover Easter or Christmas ham! Ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a simple and affordable weeknight meal!



You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:

  • pepper jack cheese
  • fresh cauliflower
  • grated onion
  • minced fresh garlic
  • mozzarella cheese
  • frozen peas
  • rotisserie chicken
  • swiss cheese
  • fresh chopped basil
  • dried parsley
  • sliced smoked sausage
  • vegetable broth

This ham cheesy broccoli rice dinner skillet is easy, delicious and one you'll want to add to your menu plan! Use any cheese you prefer and great for using leftover Easter or Christmas ham! Ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a simple and affordable weeknight meal!


Looking for more rice recipes?


What readers are saying about this recipe:


  • Brittany- This is so good and easy to adjust to what you have in your pantry.
  • Cynthia- Tried this with leftover frozen ham. My husband and I loved it. I added a pinch of Cayenne pepper and it came out great. This will be made in our house again!!
  • Laura- Easy to make and very delicious! My family loved it. Leftovers were equally yummy.
  • Barb- We made this minus the broccoli because we aren't huge broccoli fans. It was DELICIOUS. Even the kids liked it!


This ham cheesy broccoli rice dinner skillet is easy, delicious and one you'll want to add to your menu plan! Use any cheese you prefer and great for using leftover Easter or Christmas ham! Ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a simple and affordable weeknight meal!


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Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet

Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 3  cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups ham, cubed
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a large pan, saute the rice in 1 tablespoon butter over medium high heat until slightly browned. 
  2. Add the chicken broth and garlic powder, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the broccoli florets and cook for 6 minutes. 
  4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, ham, cheddar, milk and pepper.
  5. Heat until cheese is melted, stirring to combine. 
  6. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes before serving. 
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This ham cheesy broccoli rice dinner skillet is easy, delicious and one you'll want to add to your menu plan! Use any cheese you prefer and great for using leftover Easter or Christmas ham! Ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a simple and affordable weeknight meal!


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11 comments:

  1. Yum, love rice, broccoli and ham together. Can't wait to try it.

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  2. This sounds so yummy, and all with things my family likes! Score!

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  3. This looks sooo comforting and a great way to use those leftovers! Thanks!

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  4. I'm already looking forward to leftover ham with this dish! Sounds yummy!

    Have a great weekend.
    Linda

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  5. Thank you for this recipe! I've got some leftover ham from Easter I have to use up. I'm making this deconstructed since my mom can't handle rice since her gastric bypass surgery. The kids will love the rice though!

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  6. This looks delicious! Pinning now and can't wait to try! I would love for you to share this recipe on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here!

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  7. Made this today with just store bought ham that I chopped up and frozen broccoli pieces- came out great and my husband loved it!

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