Smoked Gouda Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice | Gluten-Free

gluten-free Broccoli Cheese Rice made with smoked gouda goat cheese and jasmine rice

Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice

This version of broccoli cheese rice is made with two kinds of goat cheese, jasmine rice, and coconut milk.  

It’s perfect for those of us trying to avoid casein found in cow’s milk.  

Plus who doesn’t love goat cheese?  

Or creamy cheesy broccoli rice dishes.

Recently, at my favorite store the goat cheese section expanded.  We found a goat cheese smoked gouda (smoked gouda is one of my very favorites) from Holland and several different types of hard and soft cheese.  Machego. Chèvre…

It made me so happy to be able to make this again.  And it was crazy good.  Especially the leftovers! 

Remember leftovers should only be refrigerated for 3-4 days.  

This makes up a big batch of cheesy broccoli rice.  

So if it is just the two of us, I’ll divide half of the rice mixture out to freeze.  And bake the other half.  

It’s so easy to freeze in an oven-safe Pyrex glass bowl with a lid.  That way I can thaw it in the fridge then remove the lid and just pop it in the oven.

Gluten-free Smoked Gouda Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice

Recipe Ingredients are Specific but Adaptable

The ingredients in this recipe are very specific.  But you can easily change them out with other non-dairy ingredients or goat cheeses or a different kind of rice.  

  • I’ve used many types of goat cheese in the Alfredo sauce.
  • I switched from using coconut milk in a can to So Delicious coconut milk creamer because it is easier (and to avoid BPA/BPS).  It doesn’t thicken quite as fast as coconut milk, but it will.  
  • Choose a gluten-free flour that doesn’t contain xanthan gum.  
  • You could always add cooked chicken as well.  

I think the best part is the onion cooked with lots of thyme and white wine before you add everything else.  

I hope if you are like me and have had to deal with a million dietary issues, you can enjoy something as simple and wonderful as this goat cheese broccoli rice!

Smoked Gouda Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice | Gluten-Free

This version of broccoli cheese rice is made with two kinds of goat cheese, jasmine rice, and coconut milk. It’s perfect for those of us that can’t digest cow’s milk.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword goat cheese broccoli rice, gouda
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Deana Larkin Evans


  • 1 1/2 cups organic Jasmine rice
  • 16 oz bag frozen organic broccoli
  • 7-8 ounces smoked goat cheese gouda (about 2 cups grated)
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt & ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Paprika for sprinkling

Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp gluten free flour (certified GF oat, bean blend, etc.)
  • 1 1/2 cups So Delicious coconut milk creamer
  • 3-4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 tsp local honey
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add the rice, 3 cups cold filtered water and a splash of olive oil into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat, cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Place the broccoli in a strainer and rinse with filtered water. Let thaw a bit and come to room temperature.
  4. Make the Alfredo sauce. Melt the ghee in a small saucepan and add the flour. Stir the roux for about 2 minutes over medium heat before adding the coconut milk. Bring to a low boil and stir until it thickens. It is ready when it sticks to a wooden spoon. Time to cook depends on the milk and flour used. Add the goat cheese, honey, paprika and salt. Stir over low heat until the cheese is melted and everything is well combined.
  5. In a 3.5 quart Dutch oven (or medium skillet), add the olive oil and chopped onion, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until the onion is tender, about 7 minutes. Add the white wine and turn the temperature to high and let simmer until the liquid is gone.
  6. Remove from the heat. Add the Alfredo sauce, nutmeg and smoked goat cheese gouda (reserving a small amount to sprinkle on top) to the onion mixture. If using a Dutch oven, add the rice and broccoli and mix well. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and a little paprika and cover with the lid. If using a casserole baking dish, mix with the rice and broccoli in a large bowl then transfer the mixture and cover with foil. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.

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Deana Larkin Evans

You get one life - do your best to ENJOY IT! So hi, I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten-free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010, then cut dairy and casein (except for the occasional Parmesan) in 2014. We learned A2 casein (goat, sheep and buffalo milk) is easier to digest than the predominate A1 form in cow milk. So we brought back goat milk dairy into our recipes in 2016. Thank goodness, right! So I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course. Currently, I'm learning about the microbiome and gut health. And trying to come up with healthy recipes to feed those gut bugs! #feedthegutbugs

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