Cheesy Broccoli Rice Salad with Bacon

by Racquel Bregg. LAST UPDATED ON
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By now I’ve probably hinted at just how hectic my life is.  It’s really pretty crazy all the time and it seems time is just something we never feel we have enough of.  With 5 kids, back-to-school time is even more hectic for us and time is really precious.  I love packing a special lunch for everyone and preparing a healthy, often complicated, meal for all of us each night but there are a lot of days that cooking for long periods of time is the last thing I want to be doing, or have time to be doing.

Whether we’re off to a sporting event or practice, have a night packed full of homework, or days of multiple commitments, sometimes I have to have a quick and healthy option for dinner.  That’s where Minute® Ready to Serve Rice comes in.


Cheesy Broccoli Minute Rice Salad with Bacon - Make a Quick Meal with Minute Ready to Serve Rice and Your Favorite Veggies, Meat, and Cheese, easy recipe

The ready to serve, perfect portions of rice will heat in just 60 seconds in the microwave and are a favorite in our house.  They are great right out of the microwave for a quick snack or become a great meal, for lunchtime or evening, when we add veggies, meat, fruit, other ingredients to the individual portions.  It’s a wholesome option whether at home or on the go.  One of my favorite ways to eat Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is mixed to make Cheesy Broccoli Rice Salad with Bacon!

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Salad with Bacon


  • 1/4 cup fresh broccoli
  • 2 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp real bacon pieces
  • 1 tbsp ranch dressing
  • 1 container of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice

 Cheesy Broccoli Rice Salad with Bacon


Chop the broccoli into bite sized pieces and combine with the shredded cheese and bacon pieces.  You can also add onion or other veggies if you like.

Stir in the ranch dressing and let set while you heat the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Salad with Bacon

Heat the rice according to package instructions.

Add the rice to the broccoli mixture and stir to combine.

Enjoy right away!

If you’re at home this recipe can be combined and eaten warm, cold, or at room temperature.  If you’re packing this meal option for lunch on the go, store the broccoli mixture in a sealed container that you can add the rice to when ready to eat.

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Salad with Bacon

With many varieties to choose from, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is a go-to food in our pantry.  It can be eaten for a snack, meal, or anytime, even for breakfast or dessert!

What would you add to  Minute® Ready to Serve Rice for a snack or quick meal? For more easy recipe ideas, visit the website here.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.


Melissa Pezza

I can’t wait to make this. I’m kosher, so I’ll be using turkey bacon, but that’s the only change I’ll make. This is going to be the bomb-diggity!

Jennifer @ MomSpotted

That looks so good and something my entire family would love to eat too! Thanks for sharing ! YUM!!

valmg @ From Val's Kitchen

That looks delicious! We’re big MInute Rice fans. All of their products are great, the ready to serve is super convenient.


That sounds like a fantastic combination! I think we have all the ingredient handy already!


Yum! This looks amazing and it’s something I know my whole family would enjoy! I can’t wait to try out the recipe!

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