"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."
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.
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.