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Broccoli Rice

This Broccoli Rice is easy to make from simple ingredients and fast to prepare. Super versatile, this low carb rice will be a staple for many dishes in your household. Naturally vegan and so satisfying in taste and texture.

Broccoli heads are first chopped into coarse florets.

If you like broccoli, you’ve enjoyed easy dishes that the whole family will love.

I am thinking of amazing recipes like this Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry or my Stir Fry Noodles.

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The cut Broccoli florets are given into a food processor to make the Broccoli Rice.

Why you should try this Broccoli Rice

There are so many reasons why you should make this easy recipe. It is:

  • super easy
  • made with simple 3 ingredients
  • packed with flavor and great texture 

Also you get step by step instructions showing you the best techniques. It is the only recipe you will need.

Prepare a pan with hot olive oil to prepare the Broccoli Rice.

What you need for this Broccoli Rice recipe

  • Broccoli florets
  • Garlic
  • Oil

How to make Broccoli Rice

Give the broccoli florets into a food processor. Pulse until you have a rice like texture or your desired texture.

If your broccoli was wet, drain the rice using a colander or cheesecloth until any excess liquid is removed.

Next heat oil in a pan. Add broccoli rice season with garlic, salt and pepper. Fry for around 5 minutes, then serve in bowls or on plates.

Frying the broccoli in a large pan.

More techniques

Grating

If you don’t have a food processor, no problem. Just grate the broccoli with the coarse side of your grater. Please make always sure to use raw broccoli, cooked broccoli won’t work.

In the blender

You can even use your blender. Put broccoli florets in it and use the pulse function or simply a 30 second setting. Mix until you have the desired texture. Depending on the size of your machine, make the rice in batches.

Serve the Broccoli Rice in a bowl.

Chopping 

If a knife is the only tool you have on hand, simply chop the florets in small and very fine pieces.  What you will get is a chunkier texture but it is absolutely delicious as well.

Microwave

Add the broccoli rice in a heatproof dish with a lid on top. There is no need to add any fat. Microwave for 3 minutes on high, or until it has the right texture. Season with salt and pepper and mix in garlic.

Closeup view of the Broccoli Rice in a large bowl.

Be sure this Broccoli Rice is delicious plain or sprinkled with some Yum Yum Sauce or my Thai Peanut Sauce with Basil.

Meal prep: you can prepare this dish in advance and store it in an airtight container for around 3 days in the fridge.

Can I freeze this? You absolutely can, but I would recommend thawing it completely before using. If needed, drain any excess liquid and then use one of my techniques to prepare it.

This Broccoli Rice is easy to make and packed with the right taste and texture. Versatile, naturally vegan, it is a keeper that the whole family will love for many uses. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #dinner #lunch #mealprep #contentednesscooking #broccolirice #lowcarbrice

Give my easy Broccoli Rice a try and tag me on Instagram and Facebook.

I always like to see all your remakes and uses.

Cheers, Florian.

Closeup view of the Broccoli Rice in a large bowl.

Broccoli Rice

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Broccoli Rice is easy to make from simple ingredients and fast to prepare. Super versatile, this low carb rice will be a staple for many dishes in your household. Naturally vegan and so satisfying in taste and texture.

Ingredients

  • 3 small heads broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Give the broccoli florets into a food processor. Pulse until you have a rice like texture or your desired texture.
  2. If your broccoli was wet, drain the rice using a colander or cheesecloth until any excess liquid is removed.
  3. Next heat oil in a pan. Add broccoli rice season with garlic, salt and pepper. Fry for around 5 minutes, then serve in bowls or on plates.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 16.6gSaturated Fat: 2.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 7.5gFiber: 3.5gSugar: 1.4gProtein: 2.5g
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