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Give this easy ham casserole a try tonight. Whether you buy a ham at the store or use up leftover ham from the holidays. This casserole is so simple, has quick cook time, and is downright delicious.

Cheesy rice, ham, and broccoli come together in this easy casserole recipe. This Instant Pot ham, broccoli, and rice casserole is one recipe I highly recommend. A great way to use up leftover ham, or when you are craving a comfort food recipe. 

I love ham and rice, and this recipe in the pressure cooker is crazy simple. It is such an easy and delicious way to eat ham and change up your dinner menu. 

Give my cheesy tater tot casserole a try, chicken broccoli alfredo pasta, or even this Instant Pot Ham and Potato Chowder! I am always up for changing up dinner! 

Ham and Broccoli Rice Casserole Ingredients

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  • 1 and ½ cups white rice
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets cut into equal pieces
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make This Ham, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Using the saute mode, heat the electric pressure cooker until “hot.” Add the butter and onion. Cook until the onion is softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic. Cancel the saute mode.

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To the electric pressure cooker, add the chicken broth, salt, and rice. Do not stir.

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Place the lid on the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to seal. Set the pressure cooker to “manual” or “pressure cook” for 10 minutes. Quick-release the pressure when the cook cycle is complete.

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Stir in the broccoli and ham. Replace the lid and allow the electric pressure cooker to “keep warm” until the broccoli has softened to your desired tenderness. Ideally, this will take 10 to 15 minutes.

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Stir in the sour cream and 1 ¾ cups cheddar cheese into the rice.

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Top with remaining cheddar cheese and place the lid over the pressure cooker just until the cheese melts and the remaining water is absorbed.

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How to Serve

This Instant Pot ham, broccoli, and rice casserole dish is best served hot for that gooey cheesy goodness. Add garlic bread and a salad to make it a meal.

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Give this easy ham casserole a try tonight. Whether you buy a ham at the store or use up leftover ham from the holidays. This casserole is so simple, has quick cook time, and is downright delicious. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Add Extra Vegetables
Go right ahead and add extra vegetables if you would like. I personally find when using a pressure cooker fresh or frozen vegetables work best. Canned vegetables will turn to mush if you cook them in the mixture. 

If all you have is canned, just drain liquid and then stir in once the dish is done so that your veggies can get warm but not cook in the pressure cooker. 

Can You Meal Prep With This Recipe 
This is a great dish to meal prep some lunches or even dinners later on in the week. Just place in your single-serve containers and then store in the fridge. 

Or you can opt to freezer your leftover rice dish. Just know the texture will be a little bit softer in texture. I have found that if you heat the dish in the microwave to just keep the lid on so it helps to keep moisture in the rice and not dry it out. 

The ham and broccoli casserole will store for around 3 months in the freezer if it is stored properly. 

Can I Finish Off This Casserole In The Oven
If you want to get your cheese a little golden brown you can transfer the ham and rice dish into a casserole pan. Top with cheese and toss in the oven on broil. This will give you that bubbly cheese you would get from being baked in the oven. 

Or you can just top with cheese and then place the lid on, while the Instant Pot is off, to get the cheese on top melted a bit. Either method works great, to get that delicious cheesy casserole. 

Does This Recipe Double Well
The biggest thing when it comes to the Instant Pot is watching the max fill line on the side of the inner pot. If you can double the recipe without going over that line, then you are more than welcome to double the recipe. 

Depending on the side of the pressure cooker you have and brand for that matter will vary. If food goes over the max fill line your pressure cooker will not come to pressure. 

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Instant Pot Ham and Broccoli Rice Casserole

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Give this easy ham casserole a try tonight. Whether you buy a ham at the store or use up leftover ham from the holidays. This casserole is so simple, has quick cook time, and is downright delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Family Dinners
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 656 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups white rice
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets cut into equal pieces
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Using the saute mode, heat the electric pressure cooker until “hot.” Add the butter and onion. Cook until the onion is softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic. Cancel the saute mode.
  • To the electric pressure cooker, add the chicken broth, salt, and rice. Do not stir.
  • Place the lid on the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Set the pressure cooker to “manual” or “pressure cook” for 10 minutes. Quick-release the pressure when the cook cycle is complete.
  • Stir in the broccoli and ham. Replace the lid and allow the electric pressure cooker to “keep warm” until the broccoli has softened to your desired tenderness. Ideally, this will take 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the sour cream and 1 ¾ cups cheddar cheese into the rice. Top with remaining cheddar cheese and place the lid over the pressure cooker just until the cheese melts and the remaining water is absorbed.

Nutrition

Calories: 656kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 34gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 2016mgPotassium: 702mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1324IUVitamin C: 100mgCalcium: 529mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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