Broccoli Rice, As Simple As It Sounds
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An inexpensive, modest, healthy and quick to prepare dish that you're family will devour!
Recipe type: Rice, Side Dish, Vegan, Inexpensive
Cuisine: International, Vegan, Meatless Monday
Serves: 2-3
  • 200gm or 7 oz finely chopped broccoli florets*
  • 150 gm or ¾ cup long grain rice (un-rinsed)
  • 25 gm or .88 oz white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 350ml or 1.5 cups of vegetable broth (low-sodium & no MSG)
  • 1 to 1.5 tsp fine sea salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or a pot. Once warm sauté the onions until soft and translucent. Add the rice and sauté until it begins turning golden and releases a nutty scent, will take about 8 minutes or so. Make sure to stir often and prevent the rice from burning. Add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, next add the bits of chopped broccoli florets and sauté for about 5 minutes. Gently pour in the broth while being careful not to splash yourself. Add the salt, stir well, partially cover and simmer over medium-low heat until the rice is softened and cooked through. If the liquid has evaporated and the rice is still firm add a little bit more water until it is cooked through. Serve as a side dish to your favourite main dishes or for a healthy snack or light meal.
* I started with a very small head of broccoli that weighed 500 gm or 1.1 lb before removing the thick stem and nearly all of the stems from each floret. Make sure that the pieces are very small and evenly cut to ensure even cooking.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at