Cheesy Broccoli Rice Cups

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I love these Cheesy Broccoli Rice Cups as a side dish!  Broccoli, cheese, and rice are just meant to be put together!  There are so many great ways to play around with this recipe!  Add chicken to make it a great entree for kids, play with different flavors of cheese, add some peppers or herbs!

cheesy broccoli rice cups on a white platter

I have made these many times and they’re always a hit!  Once in a while, I will even fold up 1/2 of a cheese slice and put it in the middle!  Be certain you grease your muffin pan very well or they will stick!

cheesy broccoli rice cups
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Cheesy Broccoli Rice Cups

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 broccoli cups
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Cheesy hand held broccoli rice cups topped with breadcrumbs.


  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 2 cups of broccoli
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (or ranch dressing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix topping ingredients and set aside.
  • Chop broccoli into small pieces. Place in boiling water and cook just until tender crisp (about 2 minutes). Drain & Cool.
  • Mix broccoli and remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  • Grease a muffin tin very well and press about 1/2 cup of rice mixture into each well. Sprinkle with topping and gently press so breadcrumbs will adhere.
  • Bake 20-23 minutes. Gently run a knife around the edges of each broccoli rice cup to loosen.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g, Calories: 216, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 212mg, Potassium: 143mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 509IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 216mg, Iron: 1mg
Keyword cheesy broccoli rice

This recipe was inspired by Kraft recipes.

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  1. I’m gonna make these tonight ! Yummy they look so good. Its kinda cool here so I’m gonna serve them up with a bowl of soup. Thanks for the recipe.