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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Broccoli Fried Rice


          A great way to use up any leftover rice is to make a fried rice with any of your favourite veggie. So here is a simple and a yummy broccoli fried rice that can be enjoyed for lunch / dinner with some raita and papad. It also goes well as a lunch box meal too. Please check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it. 






  • 1 cup Basmati rice, cooked
  • 1 medium size broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1" ginger, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, sliced 
  • 2-3 fresh red chilies, slit
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 tsp. shahjeera / cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp. mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped





          Steam the broccoli till it becomes slightly soft. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan and stir fry it till light brown. Keep aside. 

          Heat remaining oil and ghee and temper with bay leaves, shahjeera, cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves. Saute for a few seconds.

          Add the onion, ginger, garlic and chilies. Stir fry till light brown. Now add the broccoli, salt and garam masala powder. 

          Mix everything well and add the rice. Continue to saute for 1-2 minutes. When done, add the coriander and mint leaves. Give it a stir and serve with raita and papad.




                        Steam the broccoli till it becomes slightly soft. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan 
                        and stir fry it till light brown. Keep aside. 




                      Heat remaining oil and ghee and temper with bay leaves, shahjeera, 
                      cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves. Saute for a few seconds.




                            Add the onion, ginger, garlic and chilies. Stir fry till light brown. 




                                Now add the broccoli, salt and garam masala powder. 




                       Mix everything well and add the rice. Continue to saute for 1-2 minutes. 




                       When done, add the coriander and mint leaves. Give it a stir and serve
                        with raita and papad.















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