Saute chopped onions and garlic in butter till fragrant. About 4 minutes.
Sprinkle with flour to create a roux. Stir continuously till coated well.
Turn heat down to medium-low and stir in milk.
In increments, add parmesan and white cheddar. Stir till fully melted.
Season with garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, and salt and pepper. Taste your cheese sauce! Add more seasoning if necessary.
Gently stir in the steamed broccoli followed by the cooked rice.
Add fresh parmesan (optional) and serve while hot!
If the cheese sauce is too thick, just add more milk. If too loose, turn up the heat slightly and add more cheese.Make sure not to overcook your rice or broccoli. You don’t want the broccoli to fall apart in the sauce nor the rice to be gummy.Try adding a tsp or 2 of pesto for a change of flavor!
Recipe by First and Full at https://firstandfull.com/stovetop-broccoli-cheddar-rice/