Mix together the hot water and soup mix in a microwave-safe bowl.
Add the rice, butter or margarine, salt and pepper.
Add the lemon juice and grated rind.
Cover and microwave 2 minutes at HIGH.
Let stand 5 minutes.
Wash the broccoli, break up into flowerets and place in a microwave-safe dish with 1/2 cup (125 mL) water.
Cover and microwave 5 minutes at HIGH.
Place cooked broccoli in a microwave-safe baking dish, pour the rice mixture on top, sprinkle with grated cheese to taste.
Microwave 2 minutes at HIGH.