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Microwave Mug Cheese and Broccoli Rice Bowl

4.13 from 8 votes
Learn how to make my Microwave Cheese and Broccoli Rice Bowl in a Mug to make a fast meal with good ingredients!
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YES, you can cook rice to perfection in the microwave. All you need is a large bowl, quick cooking rice and my Microwave Mug Cheese and Broccoli Rice Bowl recipe.

This recipe cooks 3 times faster than making it in a pot. It’s also incredibly cheap to make, AND you just need a small amount of ingredients to make it a full meal.

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Microwave until the rice is fully cooked. The reason you place a plate on top is to steam the rice as it microwaves. It makes nice, fluffy rice that way.

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Cooking time given is based on my 1200W Panasonic Inverter Microwave so your timing might vary. I suggest checking it after 2 1/2 minutes and go from there.

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Gemma's Microwave Broccoli and Cheese Rice Bowl in a Mug

4.13 from 8 votes
Learn how to make my Microwave Cheese and Broccoli Rice Bowl in a Mug to make a fast meal with good ingredients in just minutes!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Learn how to make my Microwave Cheese and Broccoli Rice Bowl in a Mug to make a fast meal with good ingredients in just minutes!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons rice (quick cooking)
  • cup (5oz/150g) cold water
  • 2 broccoli florets (finely chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch (corn flour)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons grated cheddar
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a very large, microwavable bowl add in your rice, broccoli and cold water. Place a plate over the top of the bowl. It’s best to use a quick cooking as it cooks faster.
  • Microwave for 3 ½ - 4 minutes. Keep a close eye on it as it cooks as the water can overflow if the bowl is too small.
  • When the rice is fully cooked, remove from the microwave and mix in cornstarch, milk, grated cheese, milk and a pinch of salt.
  • Place back in the microwave to heat the ingredients together, around 1 minute 30 seconds. The cornstarch needs to get hot for it to activate. It helps to create a thick sauce for your rice bowl
  • Enjoy your Homemade Rice warm, straight from the microwave.

Recipe Notes

They can be mixed up in advance for an even speedier meal
Cooking time will vary depending on your microwave (I use a 1200W Panasonic Inverter Microwave) and the width and depth of the mug

 

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Ainsley
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Ainsley
3 months ago

Oh boy. ????‍♀️ I’m sure this was a wonderful recipe as are all of your others, but I obviously messed up. I cooked the rice as long as it instructs and even a little bit longer, but eating this now, is like chewing on pebbles ????. It might be my microwave, or maybe I used the wrong kind of rice, I really don’t know. Your mug meals are always amazing, and I will be trying this recipe again until I get it right, because the sauce is delicious. Thanks for the great recipe, even if I couldn’t quite nail it… Read more »

emcreel1
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emcreel1
8 months ago

Loved this recipe and shared it with friends on my FB page! Such a great hot and quick lunch idea! I’ll be checking out all the other quick mug recipes as well. And FYI, I love your site, your recipes and your videos!

Dana
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Dana
11 months ago

I altered your recipe a bit to fit my weight watchers points and items I have on hand. I used 3 tbsp rice, and 2 tbsp quinoa. I used a mixed veggie blend with carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. And instead of corn starch and milk, I used leftover gravy from last night’s Thanksgiving dinner. And I threw in some turkey. It is delicious and I am so grateful I found your recipes!

PROSERFINA GRIMA
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PROSERFINA GRIMA
1 year ago

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents. Loving it. Blessings from Australia.

Lilly
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Lilly
1 year ago

I seem to never have instant rice on hand, so could i use chicken stock instead to make brocolli cheddar soup?

Member
1 year ago

Are those little mugs you use for sa;e any where?

Carly
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Carly
2 years ago

Hi Gemma!

Can these be made and then frozen? If so, how do you reheat?
If we mix them up beforehand like you mentioned, is that including the water?

Thanks!

Member

Hi Gemma, I made this Microwave Mug cheese and broccoli rice bowl with a bit differently. did not have broccoli, I had some left over rice and cooked vegetables, (mushroom, carrots, onions and leafy vegetables)cut them into small pieces. I put the rest of your ingredients. While those were cooking, I stir fried quickly some pork with spring onions and put them on top of the rice. It came so good! Thanks for the sharing you your wonderful recipes. Keep up the good work.

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Hi Gemma, I did the microwave Mug cheese and broccoli rice bowl. I had some left over rice, did not have broccoli so instead I put some mushrooms carrots, shredded leafy vegetables and onions. All finally shredded while the rice was cooking in the microwave, I stirred fried some shredded meat with spring onions then I put it on top . It was so good! Thanks. Keep up the good work.

Aliza
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Aliza
2 years ago

Hi Gemma just saw this broccoli rice mug , it looks great I tweaked it for me as I did not have any rice on hand so i made broccoli soup I steamed 1 handful of broccoli ( with 1 tbsp of water) for 1.5 minute then added 1 tsp cornstarch, 5 tbsp coconut milk and 4 tbsp vegan cheddar cheese and a pinch of salt and microwaved for 2 minutes gave it a good stir and it was so good so thank you for the idea

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