MeMaw’s Cheesy Ham & Rice appears simple, almost like a side dish. But oh, you have no idea what Memaw can make! For behind its humble appearance, MeMaw’s Cheesy Ham & Rice hides a depth of savory, main course flavor that no one can deny! Tender rice is cooked in chicken broth for a full, meaty taste, then mixed with bits of ham and broccoli! Oh, and cheese! So much melty, sharp cheddar cheese! Mmmm, so good!

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 6 ounces broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 8 ounces ham steak, chopped into bite-sized pieces
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Directions

Step 1 -In a 2 1/2-3-quart saucepan over high heat, add the chicken broth and the rice and bring the mixture to a simmer.

Step 2 -Reduce heat to low and cover the saucepan.

Step 3 -Allow the rice to simmer for 6 minutes.

Step 4 -Add the broccoli to the saucepan and cover the pan.

Step 5 -Increase the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the rice and the broccoli are cooked through, about 9-10 minutes

Step 6 -Transfer the saucepan from the heat.

Step 7 -Sprinkle in the cheese and stir until completely melted.

Step 8 -Add the ham and stir until warmed through.

Step 9 -Plate and serve.

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