Vegetarian Broccoli Rice | How to make Vegetarian Broccoli Rice

By Poonam Bachhav  |  10th Feb 2017  |  
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About Vegetarian Broccoli Rice Recipe

Broccoli rice is a very simple and quick fried rice dish. The liberal use of whole spices adds in the required spiciness and Mint leaves make the rice more flavorful. I have also used carrots along with Broccoli florets in this recipe which make the rice colorful and appealing. Can use left over rice also to make this dish. Hope you all will like this simple yet healthy and flavorful Broccoli Rice dish :)

Vegetarian Broccoli Rice, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Vegetarian Broccoli Rice is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Poonam Bachhav. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Vegetarian Broccoli Rice is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Vegetarian Broccoli Rice recipe by Poonam Bachhav. Vegetarian Broccoli Rice can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Vegetarian Broccoli Rice just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Vegetarian Broccoli Rice can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Vegetarian Broccoli Rice.

Vegetarian Broccoli Rice

Ingredients to make Vegetarian Broccoli Rice

  • 1 cup basmati or long grain rice
  • 2 cup Broccoli florets
  • 1 large carrot chopped length wise
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 inch ginger piece
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 Black pepper corn
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp oil

How to make Vegetarian Broccoli Rice

  1. Wash the rice , drain and keep aside for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Now take a sauce pan and add 2 1/2 cups water to it. Heat it on a medium flame. Once the water starts boiling add the lemon juice , salt and soaked rice to it.
  3. Cook the rice uncovered on a low flame until it is almost done. The rice should be soft yet grain separated. Put off the flame and drain the water if any. Spread the rice and let it cool down. Fluff it with a fork and keep aside.
  4. Make a paste of green chilies, ginger and garlic using a grinder.
  5. In a wok, heat the oil on a medium flame. Add in the Cumin seeds. Once the seeds crackle , add the whole spices like Cinnamon, Black Cardamom, Clove and Black pepper corns one by one. Saute them until fragrant.
  6. Now add in the chili, ginger garlic paste and saute well. Once the raw smell of garlic is gone add the Onions and saute until the Onions turn golden brown.
  7. Add the Turmeric powder followed by the chopped Carrots and Broccoli florets. Sprinkle salt. (Be careful while adding salt as rice already has salt). Mix very well and saute for 1-2 minutes. Now cover cook for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add the cooked rice , sprinkle the garam masala powder and mint leaves and mix well. Take care not to break the rice grains while doing so. Cover cook for another 3-4 minutes on a low flame .
  9. Serve the Broccoli rice with any raita of your choice and enjoy this healthy and delicious dish with your loved ones !

My Tip:

Make sure broccoli remains little crunchy and is not over cooked as it looses its nutrition and taste.

Reviews for Vegetarian Broccoli Rice (1)

Preeti Gurung2 years ago

Yummy dish! Looks so good

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