Broccoli Rice

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Add healthy vegetables to your diet, and save time by adding broccoli to your rice and making broccoli rice.

Broccoli rice was a bit of a revelation for me when I first made it. It opened up all kinds of windows and doors about what’s possible.

Broccoli rice with a freshly squeezed lemon

The greatness of this dish is that it combines two main elements of the meal into one: cooked vegetables and grain.

It can easily be made with leftover rice as well, which makes it extremely quick to make.

Broccoli is high in fiber, anti-inflammatory, and supportive of immune health.

Sautéed Broccoli

You can easily switch up the broccoli in this recipe with your favorite vegetable, such as Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, carrots, or your favorite leafy greens.

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Recipe for Broccoli Rice

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 282kcal
Add healthy vegetables to your lunch or supper with this quick and easy broccoli rice sauté.
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To cook the rice

  • 1 cup Basmati rice (or Jasmine)
  • 1 3/4 cups Water
  • 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt

To finish the Broccoli rice

  • 2 teaspoons ghee or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch asafetida (hing) (optional)
  • 2 cups broccoli, washed and separated into florets
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt or to taste
  • 1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed


  • Cook the rice separately, or make this recipe using leftover cooked rice. To cook the rice, cover the rice with cold water and rinse once, add washed rice to a pot, add cooking water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to very low and cover. Set a timer for 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand until needed.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add ghee, turmeric powder, and asafetida and sizzle the spices for 20-30 seconds until you can smell the aroma.
  • Add the broccoli, along with a tablespoon of water, and the salt. Mix well to evenly combine. Cover, and cook for 3-5 minutes until the broccoli is soft and just cooked. 
  • Add cooked rice into the skillet and combine well with the broccoli. Squeeze in the lemon. Enjoy!


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg

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