What’s Inside: You’ve heard of cauliflower rice, but what about broccoli rice? This is a vibrant, delicious, plant-based grain alternative that’s a breeze to make any day of the week! Perfect for Paleo, Gluten-free lifestyles.
Plant-based rice alternatives are all the rage, and cauliflower rice has had its time in the sun. (For good reason, it’s delicious!)
But it’s time for another star riced vegetable to step into the spotlight — broccoli rice!
This is an easy, vibrant, delicious side dish option that is a breeze to make and goes with just about anything, especially my Gluten-Free Orange Chicken.
All you have to do is cut the broccoli florets and stalks into pieces that will fit in your food processor and blend it until it resembles rice. And that’s it! You’re done!
Just like cauliflower rice or plantain rice, broccoli rice takes on the flavors it’s cooked with. If you want to serve it with an Asian-inspired meal, incorporate core sweet and sour flavors like garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, and raw honey. If you want it to be more simple for an American-style meal, season it with salt and pepper. There’s really no wrong way to prepare this dish!
This might be the easiest recipe in the world because it only requires three ingredients!
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tip! Don't toss the stalks (or stems)! They're packed with Vitamin A, calcium, and potassium. While they're often discarded because they take longer to cook... this recipe is a perfect way to use and enjoy them when processing into "rice" for easier, quicker cooking.
I originally paired this homemade broccoli rice with my gluten-free orange chicken to complete that delicious “fakeout” meal, and it was DELISH! But this grain-free alternative pairs well with any recipe, including:
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