When growing up, we used to eat a lot of broccoli, usually from the steamer and in my opinion it had not much taste at all. Because of this kind of preparing the broccoli, I didn't like to eat it.
When I started eating healthier years ago, I also wanted to add the broccoli again, but in a different variant than I knew from the past. My all time favorite is the broccoli rice!
Broccoli rice is incredibly versatile. Ideal as a substitute for regular rice in any dish or in sushi, in a salad, in an omelet, or as part of the main course. Below, you will find the recipe for broccoli rice that I use in all these above varieties.
In all my recipes I always use red onion, because the white onions give me a stomach ache. Feel free to use whatever onion you like!
- 1 medium broccoli, preferably organic
- 1 (red) onion, finely chopped
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- Splash of olive oil
- Pinch of sea salt
- Optional: 1 scoop honey (for less bitterness)
- Wash the broccoli and cut it into small parts. You can also use the stem, remove the outer layers. Then add to the food processor.
- Proces the broccoli until it is about the size of a grain of rice. If the parts are too large, it can sometimes happen that they are not properly grind in the food processor.
- Put some oil in the wok over medium heat and bake the chopped onion and garlic until fragrant appears. Add the broccoli rice and stir regularly. Add salt and optionally the honey. It will be ready after about 10-15 minutes.