Add some color and extra nutrients to your rice by adding broccoli to it. This recipe takes two favorites and combines them into one tasty side dish.
I make rice at least once a week. If I choose to make cauliflower rice I purchase the frozen variety. This recipe is not broccoli disguising itself as rice. This is rice that has finely chopped broccoli mixed into it. It’s not a low-carb side dish. I’m more into practicing portion control than eliminating carbs from my diet. This side dish is super tasty and makes a great addition to any meal with a lean protein like chicken or fish.
What’s Broccoli Rice
This side dish can be one of two things. It can be finely chopped broccoli that is cooked as a side dish in place of a starch. That version is similar to cauliflower rice, which is very popular because it is a low carb option. This version however is broccoli and rice mixed together. It’s delicious and more nutrient dense than plain rice.
How to make Broccoli Rice:
This is a simple side dish to make. Cook the rice. Steam the broccoli. Chop the broccoli with a food processor. Mix the two together. Serve.
- I use a mini food processor for chopping my broccoli
- I prefer using frozen broccoli florets, like this brand
- Here’s a helpful video for how to cook rice
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Add some color and extra nutrients to your rice by adding broccoli to it. This broccoli rice takes two favorites and combines them into one tasty side dish.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup rice
- 1 3/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 cup broccoli florets
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Add the butter to a non-stick pot and heat over medium heat.
Add the rice and salt. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring often, to toast the rice a bit.
Pour in the water and stir.
Bring the rice to a gentle boil.
Turn the heat to low and cover the pot. You want the rice to gently simmer. Low heat on a gas stove is plenty for simmering. If cooking on an electric stovetop, you may need to set the burner to medium-low heat.
Cook the rice, with the lid on, for 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed.
While the rice is cooking, microwave the broccoli. Transfer the cooked broccoli to a food processor. Run the processor until the broccoli is very finely chopped.
Transfer the cooked rice to a bowl. Add the broccoli and lemon juice. Stir until combined. Season with more salt if necessary. Serve.
More recipes with Broccoli
- Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Southern Broccoli Casserole
- Summer Broccoli Pasta Salad
- Easiest Broccoli Salad
- Chicken Divan