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Broccoli and Cheddar Rice Bowl - Did you even know you could cook rice in the microwave??? Not only rice but whole Mug Meals.
Microwave Broccoli and Cheese Rice Bowl in a Mug
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!

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. When the rice is fully cooked, remove from the microwave and mix in cornstarch, milk, grated cheese, milk and a pinch of salt.
  4. 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
  5. 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