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Monday, October 14, 2013

Broccoli Rice Recipe-Easy Broccoli Pulao-Indian Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli Rice is very simple and easy to prepare. This is my style of preparing Broccoli rice. This dish can also be prepared with leftover rice or brown rice. Kids and adults will love this simple dish very much. According to the American Cancer Society "Broccoli is considered a good source of nutrients because it is rich in vitamin C, carotenoids (vitamin A-like substances), fiber, calcium, and folate. Broccoli is also a source of many substances called phytochemicals, or plant chemicals, that may have anticancer properties". So why not include it in our diet on a regular basis.Today we will learn how to prepare broccoli rice following this easy recipe.

Broccoli Rice

Broccoli Rice (Indian style)

Broccoli Rice

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryRice-Lunch
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Basmati rice - 1 cup
   Broccoli florets- 1 cup
   Onion - 1 big
   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Green chilli - 2-3 slit
   Mint leaves - fistful
   Coriander leaves - fistful finely chopped
   Fresh Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Cloves - 2
   Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
   Cardamom - 1 (optional)


Wash and soak basmati rice in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes. Cook basmati rice along with the water adding 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Learn how to cook basmati rice. Once cooked fluff it with a fork and keep it aside.


Heat oil, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, saute for 2-3 seconds and add finely chopped onions and green chillies.

Saute until onions turn pink and then add ginger garlic paste or finely chopped ginger and garlic (1 inch ginger and 1 tbsp of garlic minced).

Saute for a few more minutes, then add broccoli florets, finely chopped coriander, mint leaves and salt needed. Cover and cook until the broccoli  is fork-tender but still crunchy. (Broccoli gets cooked faster, so keep an eye on it. If overcooked, broccoli becomes soft and mushy and looses its nutrients and flavor. The broccoli should retain its crunchiness, so take care not to overcook the broccoli.)

Once the broccoli is slightly cooked, add the cooked rice and mix well. Serve hot with any tomato based gravy or raita.

Note - If preferred, you can add a little pepper powder.

More Broccoli Recipes 

Broccoli Stir fry

Low Fat Broccoli Soup

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  1. looks yummy, interesting flavors going in there.... broccoli, mint, etc

  2. Am looking forward to try brocoli Padma,will try this

  3. great receipe padhu. U r simply superb. U shud be awarded for trying such things and sharing with us. I have question pls let me know whether the kerala matta (brown) rice is good for health. Waiting for ur reply. Thanks.

  4. KG:First of all I thank you for your very kind words :) Actually Kerala matta rice is very good for health and it is full of fiber . I read in wikipedia that there are instances of adulteration and normal rice is treated with chemicals and red oxides to give artificial color .You can buy organic rice in health stores.

  5. Awesome recipe.Tried this today with Brown Rice.Simply Superb!!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Would it be okay if I leave out the mint

  7. Hi paddu I used to follow few of ur recipes and today I tried broccoli rice. It really came out very nice. I added few cauliflower florets and jeera as well.
    Thanks for ur quick recipes


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