Monday, September 27, 2010

broccolli rice

Few days back one of my friend had given me brown basmati rice ,she didnt like the taste and she gave the whole 1- 1/2 kg pack to me saying that she was sure i would make good use of it ..thanks to my blogging :-) ,and since then i was planning to use that in my meal,also i had a whole head of broccoli lying in my fridge since long and to be very frank it was turning little yellow as it was a week before i bought it and never used it so i wanted to use it immediately or else i would have ended up throwing it into my trash bin which i hate to do so.This is how the broccoli rice was invented ,overall it came out as an easy ,simple recipe and was quite healthy and nutritious and a low calorie dish,this rice goes very well with any curry or dal.Sending this to torview toronto for her festive rice event,akila's event dish name starts with :B and to priya for guest hosting low oil/low cal event,an "only" series started by pari.

ingredients :
2 cups brown basmati rice ( any rice can be used if u dont have brown )
1 broccolli,florets seperated
1 large onion chopped finely
2-3 colves of garlic,grated
1 clove and 1 cardomom pod
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp garam masala 
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
chopped corriander leaves for garnishing
method :
Wash and cook rice till tender.Boil broccoli florets in a pan using very little water (i dont throw that water instead i use it while making my chapati dough or in soups),strain the water.Heat oil in pan,add cumin seeds,let it splutter ,add clove and cardomom,add garlic and onions,fry onions till transluscent ,add broccolli florets and toss well.Add  rice ,salt and garam masala ,mix well ,garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot.


  1. Lovely way to use up broccoli Sonu this looks delicious

  2. thank u so much torview for ur quick and prompt comment :)

  3. Healthy broccoli rice dish...lovely

    Pushpa @

  4. Wow each grain is separated...nice way to have healthy yet delicious rice

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. I have tried brown rice with broccolli and I love it.Looks yummy!!

  6. Lovely and healthy broccoli rice, i dont bother to enjoy some rite now..

  7. That looks delicious n healthy..awesome way to eat broccoli!

    US Masala

  8. Looks yumm and delicious !! wow broccoli and rice...healthy healthy


  9. lovely rice dear....

    check out the event at my site when you find time....

  10. yummmmmmmmmmmmy and delicious and healthy broccoli rice.Hi u have a nice blog and u can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

  11. simple as well as delicious, nice to use brocolli this way

  12. Çok güzel, çok leziz ve şifa dolu görünüyor. Ellerinize sağlık.



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