Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Broccoli Rice

Broccoli is high in vitamins C, K, and A, as well as dietary fibre.Here is a recipe for Broccoli Rice. This is really easy to make and is a nice way to incorporate greens into your diet if you are not all that fond of veggies. By the way,

What you need to prepare Broccoli Rice:
  • Broccoli Florets (Fresh or frozen) – 1 cup
  • Cooked and cooled Rice – 5 cups
  • Finely Diced Onions – 1 medium
  • Finely Chopped Garlic Pods – 5
  • Dry Red Chillies – 4 or 5
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera/Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  • Oil/Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
The Preparation Method:
  • Add a few tablespoons of water to the  broccoli. Sprinkle salt, cover and boil for around 4-5 minutes.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a big pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add onions and red chillies and saute till the onions begin to brown.
  • Reduce heat and add the minced garlic to the pan. Stir fry for a few minutes.
  • Add the boiled broccoli to the pan and saute for around 5-7 minutes on medium heat.
  • Next, add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1 tbsp Sambar Powder, 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder and 1 tsp Chilly Powder and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add more salt if required. Stir in rice to the above broccoli mixture and toss everything.
  • Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes and remove from stove top. 
  • Healthy and Tasty Brocolli rice is ready to be served hot with Raitha , Pickle and Pappad/Chips.

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