Best Ever Broccoli Rice Recipe For Good Health
Updated: Sep 14
I just can't stop eating broccoli after trying this recipe! Broccoli is one of the veggies that I love to eat almost on daily basis but the major problem with this nutrient dense vegetable is how best to prepare it to get the real flavor and taste of this awesome vegetable.
Cutting Broccoli: The broccoli should be finely chopped because the more smaller the better they taste. The broccoli used for this recipe was finely chopped with a knife on a cutting board to resemble rice.
What To Eat With Broccoli Rice: This perfect dish can be eaten on its own as the main meal or as a side dish for white rice, spaghetti, and many other dishes. I enjoy this delicious meal mostly as a quick lunch but have eaten it several times with potato wedges.
Why Broccoli Rice? This name has to do more with the resemblance of the regular rice which depends mostly on how nicely you can chop the broccoli heads to resemble rice.
3 Broccoli heads
2 medium ripe Avocados
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp ground Black Pepper
2 fresh Limes
4 Tbsp Plant based Butter (can be reduced to 2 Tbsp)
1/4 cup of Water
Preheat your oven to 200° F (93 °C). Wash the broccoli thoroughly under running water. Place the broccoli heads on a cutting board and slice them in smaller pieces (watch video) The broccoli florets must be finely chopped to resemble rice or simply divide the florets and pulse them gradually with a blender. This might be easier if you have a power blender at home.
Wash and peel the Avocados, make cuts in the avocado flesh and use a spoon to scoop out the pieces. Mash the pieces with a fork until completely smooth. This step is easier if you're using ripe Avocados.
Wash the fresh Limes and squeeze out the juice, pour this juice into the avocado puree. Whisk together with water, melted plant based butter, black pepper, salt and other ingredients that you're using except the broccoli.
Combine the finely chopped broccoli together with the avocado mixture until well combined and transfer the mixture into a 10-inch baking dish and put in the oven for just 3 minutes. You can decided to cook longer but sure not more than 5 minutes to retain the essential nutrients. Serve warm as a main meal or side dish for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes