Sanoli's Kitchen: LEMON FLAVOURED BROCCOLI RICE

Monday, February 3, 2014

LEMON FLAVOURED BROCCOLI RICE

This is a quick and healthy rice dish, very well goes for lunch box too. Some days, I really don't have any mood to cook anything elaborately, just have this healthy rice simply with curd. It contains lots of calcium.Trust me, it is very delicious!


INGREDIENTS:

¾ Cup Basmati Rice
2 Cups Medium Sized Broccoli Florets
½ Cup Fresh Green Peas
2 tbsp Grated Coconut
2 tsp Grated Ginger
1 tsp Finely Chopped Green Chili
Few Curry Leaves (optional)
2 tsp Bengal Gram (chana dal)
2 tsp Urad Dal
½ tsp Mustard Seeds
2 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt to taste

METHOD:

Wash rice nicely. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain water completely and set it aside.
Heat a tbsp of olive oil in a pan or wok. Add ginger, green chili and few curry leaves in it. Sauté for 30 seconds. Then add broccoli florets, green peas and salt in it. Fold well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes on medium flame.
Mix grated coconut with it. Saute for 2- minutes, till coconut turns into slightly golden brown, but the vibrant colour of broccoli should not leave. Remove the broccoli coconut mixture from the heat now and set aside.
Heat another tbsp of olive oil in the same pan and splutter the mustard seeds. Add chana dal, urad dal in it. Saute till dal turns into golden. Add rice and little salt in it. Fry for 3 minutes.
Add 1&1/2 cup warm water in it. Mix nicely. When it starts to boil add broccoli-peas mixture and sugar in it. Give a nice stir. Cover, lower the heat and cook for 15 minutes exactly. Turn off the heat now. Open the lid and add coriander leaves and lemon juice. Shake well.

Delicious and healthy broccoli rice is ready to serve. I loved to have it with simple yogurt, you may serve it with any curry too.

18 comments:

  1. yummy and healthy. Nice way to make use of broccoli.

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  2. Yummmyyy..... wonderful broccoli rice Sanoli (y)

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  3. this seems to be very innovative and inviting.... will try it for my hus as loves broccoli a lot...

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  4. Tasty broccoli rice. Good recipe.

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  5. brocoli itself is so delicious def brocoli rice will be very tasty ...

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  6. Looks so delicious! A new one for me!

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  7. lemon and broccoli pairs well and its my fav combo too...Broccoli rice looks simply delicious and inviting!

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  8. This is something very interesting ...lemon rice er moton plus broccoli ..khub bhalo hobe banale ...hugs

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  9. Great dish Sanoli, and a great idea to get the broccoli in.

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  10. this is different than the way I tried Broccoli rice,will try soon...looks delicious

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  11. Yummy healthy and tasty rice !

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