Friday, December 3, 2010

Simple Broccoli Rice


Ever since I knew about the extremely good quality of this vegetable, this has a become star vegetable in our home. There are times when I use  only a  few vegetables in the market and  ignored the remaining completely. That too when It comes to broccoli I never turned to that. Now I just look for broccoli in the shop and try to include this almost in our everyday meal.
   Broccoli is packed with nutrients than any other vegetable. It's high in vitamin C, A, D and also many other health benefits in broccoli. Broccoli can also be given as a calcium substitute. Broccoli is also known for it's cancer fighting abilities, it also reduces the cholesterol level in your body. What else a vegetable need other than this. Read more about broccoli from the link here.
  This is a very simple recipe with broccoli which can be made in minutes as a quick lunch box treat or even a easy lunch at home.
Tips to cook broccoli:
  Whenever you cook broccoli do not over cook it.  If it's over cooked and becomes mushy, it not only loses it's flavours, it also loses it's nutrients. Either steam your broccoli or stir fry for 3 minutes on medium heat. You can use in your soups, dosa batter, pancake, hummus, omelet, idli batter, paniyaram etc....

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
Basmathi rice or Brown Rice- 2 cups
Broccoli florets- 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Onion- 1 chopped medium sized
Cinnamon stick- 1/2 inch
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves- 1/2 tbsp chopped finely
Oil- 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:
 Wash the broccoli florets well and immerse them in hot water for 2 minutes. Remove from the water and wash immediately with cold water. Heat oil in a pan, add cinnamon and cumin seeds. Then add ginger garlic paste, onion and fry well till the onion becomes lightly brown in colour. Add turmeric and garam masala, mix it well. Finally add the broccoli and stir well for 1 minute. Switch off the flame.
  Add the washed rice, broccoli mixture, salt in a cooker and cook till the rice is done. Finally add the chopped coriander leaves.
 Serve the rice warm with any veg or non veg curries.

This recipe goes to my own event  Eat Well Live Well- Heart Friendly recipes, Only Green event hosted by Sara's Corner originally started by Pari of Foodelicious.

41 comments:

Priya (elaichii) said...

Delicious rice dish!How was your vacation?

Happy Cook said...

I love brocoli but we mostly eat them withcheese sauce, never thought aobut using them together with rice, i am sure gonna use them in rice.

G.Pavani said...

healthy n delicious rice...

indianspicemagic said...

What a co-incidence?I had broccoli for my lunch today.Broccoli is also good for heart.I have planned to try this recipe next week.

Panchpakwan said...

Simply healhty and delicious rice.

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious and healthy rice..love it

Gulmohar said...

Yummy rice dish..My family loves broccoli so I'm using it in rice ,noodles and wherever possible :-) but never used it alone like this..

Nithya said...

Looks so delicious :) broccoli is so damn healthy as well. lovely rice :)

Krishnaveni said...

healthy rice, love it

divya said...

Looks yummy and delicious.

Priya said...

Broccoli rice looks absolutely super tempting..

saritha said...

wow!this is beautiful and healthy rice i never seen before..i will try ...

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

yummy and healthy recipe.. bookmarking it :)

Shalini said...

healthy n yummy rice:)

Raina said...

I love rice dishes like this. Yours looks delicious:)

Kurinji said...

looks delicious, easy n healthy rice..

Priya Sreeram said...

welcome back ayeesha!, hope u had a very happy vacation! loved the flavourful rice---looks yum!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

thanks for sharing this,very unique recipe...

Sayantani said...

awesome recipe. only last week I first brought broccoli and this is a keeper recipe from you.

thanks for your interest in Arusuvai. we are still in the process of planning as how we could incorporate interested bloggers residing abroad in the chain. will soon get back to you dear.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Lovely rice!

Sweet Artichoke said...

A great idea to eat these healthy green florets! your recipe is on my must-try list!

Faith said...

Very intersting. I love using broccoli. It's a very healthy veggie. Your dish looks great. Thanks for the tips of cooking the broccoli. I sure should use them.

Have a great weekend.

Mary said...

Your rice looks delicious. I can always use another recipe for broccoli. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Brocolli Rice is so healthy and tasty. Excellent Clicks.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Seema Abbas Ali said...

Never knew Broccoli had these many health benefits. Thanks for spreading awareness and hunger looking at the pictures.

Fathima said...

broccoli is not my fav... still this looks so tempting!

Dimah said...

What great idea and beautiful recipe!

Kitchen Boffin said...

really innovative and wonderful... would be delicious, am sure!

Biny Anoop said...

Very differnt recipe...and looks gud as well.
thx for the share.
Biny

Jaisy James said...

healthy n delicious rice

Angie's Recipes said...

It maybe be simple but definitely flavourfu land delicious!

aipi said...

Perfect one pot meal and very beautifully presented!

US Masala

Santosh Bangar said...

withrice nice combo looking tempting
never heard from u long back

Vandana Rajesh said...

DElicious and healthy rice dish.

Suhaina said...

simple and delicious rice dear.. now a days I am in the search for perfect 1 pot dish for my son to take to his school. I love this one.will try soon.

BeenaShylesh said...

broccoli is my favt...and its healthy tooo......

Sanjeeta kk said...

The rice look delicious and healthy. Love to try Broccoli in my meal soon.

MaryMoh said...

I love rice...can't go a day without it :P Yours with broccoli looks healthy and delicious.

Sara's Corner said...

Healthy and delicious. Thanks for the entry dear.

ila said...

Hi Umm...
It is such a healthy and delicious recipe.... Thanks for ur lovely opinion abt the recipe :) Thanks for joining my kitchen :)

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