In order to infuse the rice with the taste of broccoli, I puree the broccoli stalk with water and cook the rice in the green broccoli water. Some freshly squeezed lemon at the end adds freshness to this broccoli and rice recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Directions

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  • Combine broccoli stalk and 1 cup water in a blender; blend until pureed. Add remaining cup of water for a total of 2 cups of green water to cook the rice in.

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook garlic until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add rice and cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add chopped broccoli florets, green water, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Fluff cooked rice with a fork and squeeze lemon juice on top before serving.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 24.3g 8% DV; fat 7.2g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 68.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2020
Easy to make and wonderful flavor! Read More
3 Ratings
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2020
I used basmati rice and fresh broccoli, followed it as directed. I'll steam the broccoli next time to improve color. Lemon was a good addition. Lacks some zip, perhaps broth would improve the flavor. However if it has rice as an ingredient I'm all in! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2020
Easy to make and wonderful flavor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2018
EASY TO MAKE AND VERY DELICOUS Read More
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