Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Broccoli Rice for kids lunchbox

I know i have been missing here for a long time. So to break the ice, am sharing this broccoli rice recipe with you guys. Its so easy to make. My son loves broccoli, i just grill the broccoli florets and serve him. i even have in my draft of grilled broccoli. will soon share here. so one day i decided to make rice with broccoli for his lunchbox. It came out well and i photographed to share here.

Broccoli rice

Do not make broccoli pulao by pressure cooking the rice along with broccoli, it will make the broccoli mushy or so soft and it loses its green color which also means nutrients in it is lost. so now off to the recipe.

Broccoli Rice recipe

Broccoli Rice
Serves 2
Cooking time: 20 mins


Basmati Rice: 150 grams
Broccoli - 1 medium
Garlic - 4 cloves (finely chopped)
Chilly flakes - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin - 1/4 tsp


Wash and soak the Basmati rice for 10 mins. If you do not have 10 mins, soak in hot water for about 5 minutes.

Pressure cook the drained basmati rice with rice:water in 1:1&1/2 ratio. Pressure cook for up to 1 whistle or 2 whistles. cool the rice.

Meanwhile when the rice is cooking, wash the broccoli florets and drain them.

Heat Olive oil in a pan, add cumin, finely chopped garlic and saute them. since i like roasted garlic, i saute them till they turn golden in color. Then add the broccoli florets. saute them in slow flame for about 5-8 minutes. till they are cooked. do not close the pan with lid as broccoli may change its color.

Once broccoli is cooked add required salt, chilly flakes and give a stir. Finally add the cooked and cooled basmati rice to the pan and slowly give a mix.

Transfer to serving bowl.

Pack this broccoli rice with cucumber raita for lunchbox.

broccoli rice for kids lunchbox

Yay!! i am hitting the publish button after a year!!!!

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