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30 MINUTES BROCCOLI FRIED RICE

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Having Broccoli fried rice on a weeknight is an easy, delicious, and filling meal that only takes 30 minutes to prepare. If you find yourself craving Asian takeout, this fried rice is a perfect dish to make.

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30 MINUTE BROCCOLI FRIED RICE
30 MINUTES BROCCOLI FRIED RICE

When I come across tender broccoli, I love to make Vegetarian broccoli fried rice recipes. Broccoli pairs beautifully with Spicy Potato curry and with many other Asian recipes.

Based on what is available, I add other vegetables and greens as I see fit to this recipe. The bell peppers I put in this time are colored and I added some cashews and spring onion.

Vegan broccoli fried rice like this is a good option if you have fussy eaters who don’t eat broccoli. Cooked but still crunchy and perfectly seasoned, these florets are presented here.

Using soy sauce, chili sauce, vinegar, and a little bit of vinegar, broccoli fried rice has Indo-Chinese influences. Whenever we get Chinese takeout, I enjoy the broccoli. Broccoli is one of the things we all love, as it is bright green and crunchy.

My fried rice is usually loaded with different vegetables, so broccoli tends to take a back seat. For this dish, I decided to focus on broccoli in fried rice.

30 MINUTE BROCCOLI FRIED RICE
30 MINUTES BROCCOLI FRIED RICE

About 30 Minutes Broccoli Fried Rice Recipe

It seems every weeknight recipe under 30 minutes is always in short supply. This particular recipe is a staple at home. In addition to being extremely versatile, it’s a great way to use up odds and ends in your crisper drawer.

During the summer, we also love adding mushrooms, bok choy, and zucchini when it’s available.

Additionally, this dish is packed with fiber and protein and is rich in antioxidants. You will feel great after eating this meal, and it is arguably even better the next day.

Fried rice can also be made with jasmine or basmati rice. As a result of its flavor and texture, jasmine or basmati rice is becoming more and more popular when making any kind of Chinese-inspired fried rice.

In addition to being dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian friendly, it makes a delicious low-carb alternative.

You Will Love This Broccoli Fried Rice,

  • With So Much Flavor
  • A 30-minute weeknight dinner
  • Recipe for vegans
  • That is super quick to prepare
  • And, really tasty
  • In comparison to takeout.
30 MINUTES BROCCOLI FRIED RICE
30 MINUTES BROCCOLI FRIED RICE

Ingredients

  • 3 cups – Cooked Rice(Basmati or jasmine rice)
  • 1 medium – Broccoli florets washed and chopped in florets
  • 1 bunch – Scallion green onion chopped
  • 20 pieces – Cashew nuts
  • 3 tbsp – Soya sauce
  • 4 tbsp – Olive oil
  • 4 cloves – Garlic (minced or chopped)
  • 1 tbsp – Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp – Chilli flakes
  • Pink salt to taste

Cooked Rice – Jasmine or Basmati long-grain rice works well. You can use uncooked rice, but be cautious about using freshly cooked rice with high moisture content. Fried rice is best made with day-old rice that has been refrigerated overnight.

Broccoli – Fried rice is improved by adding crisp-tender broccoli, an excellent source of vitamin A, C, and folate. You may substitute mushrooms, zucchini, or bok choy.

Soy Sauce – You can also use tamari or coconut aminos in place of soy sauce for a salty, umami-rich taste.

Sugar – Adding sugar to the rice adds depth of flavor and helps it caramelize. If you add a little sugar to the recipe, you might be surprised at what it can do. 

Scallions (aka green onions) – You need one whole bunch of scallions to make this recipe. Fried rice will be garnished with the white ends of the greens and the greens will be sautéed in the fried rice.

Black pepper powder & Salt – Salt and pepper according to taste. If you prefer a mild flavor, use white pepper.

Sesame seeds – In this recipe, the sesame seeds are used for decoration. I love their crunch, flavor, and taste. My favorite is to use a mix of white and black.

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How to make 30 Minutes Broccoli Fried Rice Recipe step by step with photo:

  1. In a bowl add soya sauce, garlic minced, chili flakes, and brown sugar. Mix everything together and set it aside for later use.
  2. In a frying pan add olive oil.
  3. Add broccoli florets and stir fry them for 2 minutes on medium heat till they are tender.
  4. Add scallion green onions cut in 1-inch length. On medium heat, stir fry them for 2 minutes.
  5. Cover and cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Uncover and add pink salt according to your taste.
  7. Mix well. Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.
  8. In the same frying pan add olive oil for frying the cashew nuts.
  9. Fry them slightly brown on medium heat.
  10. Add the cooked rice and add the soya sauce mixture.
  11. Gently mix everything together with the help of a spatula.
  12. Now add the sauteed broccoli florets and scallion green onions to the rice.
  13. Mix everything nicely and adjust salt according to your taste.
  14. Cover and cool for 2 minutes.
  15. Open the lid and fried rice is ready.
  16. Broccoli Fried Rice is ready to be served.

    30 MINUTE BROCCOLI FRIED RICE
    30 MINUTE BROCCOLI FRIED RICE

Important Suggestion To Keep In Mind

  • Rice that has been freshly cooked should not be used. Due to the moisture, it will become clumpy, so it will stick to the pan. To get a crispier result, use leftover chilled rice, or precooked rice bags (for example, Uncle Ben’s).
  • Don’t forget to add sugar. Sugar helps caramelize, and therefore adds color and flavor, even though it may seem odd at first.
  • Garnish with fresh garnishes like basil, scallions, cilantro, etc. (or spicy condiments like kimchi) to add flavor to the dish.
  • You should use fresh broccoli for this recipe.
  • Fried rice should be prepared in a large wok at a temperature that stays high at all times.
  • To make a smoky flavor signature for restaurants and takeout, cook the entire recipe over a high flame. Almost all Indo-Chinese recipes follow this rule.

Serving Suggestion

You can eat this dish on its own and it is full of flavor. You can serve with a spicy sauce or chili vinegar.

In addition, you can serve it as a side dish with any Asian meal along with Veg Manchurian, crispy baby corn, stir fry vegetables, or spicy potato curry.

Storage Suggestion 

You can refrigerate leftovers for up to four days if you store them in an airtight container.
You can microwave individual portions, stirring every 30 seconds. Alternatively, you can reheat them in a small skillet over medium heat.

Frequently Asked Question

For fried rice, what type of rice should be used?

The rice I use to make broccoli fried rice is basmati or jasmine rice. The unique flavor and texture of jasmine rice have made us gravitate toward it more and more recently.

Is broccoli fried rice freezer friendly?

Yes, fried rice can be frozen if needed. Just make sure it is heated thoroughly before serving. Take only what you need by packing them in portion size.

What is the best way to reheat frozen fried rice?

I usually reheat mine on high heat in a pan. After heating up my wok, I add a dash of oil and quickly mix in the frozen rice.

I have leftover broccoli stems. What should I do with them?

Broccoli stems are awesome due to their versatility and nutrition profile, but just to reiterate, broccoli stems are:

High in prebiotic fiber, therefore good for digestion The flesh is sweeter and more mild-tasting than the florets, and the texture is similar to cauliflower stem.

It is excellent tossed in stir-fries, as well as roasted with root vegetables

What other vegetables would you recommend for this recipe?

The recipe can also be made with cauliflower florets, carrots, snow peas, and beans, as well as baby corn.

Bok choy, baby spinach, kale, and other greens go well with this rice.

What Are The Gluten-Free Options For This Recipe?

Instead of soy sauce, use tamari to make gluten-free broccoli fried rice. If you choose to use any other sauce, be sure it is gluten-free, too.

You may also like some other recipes on my blog – Mayonnaise sandwichStuffed onion rings recipe, Home Made Salad – Mediterranean Quinoa Patties & Hummus buddha bowl (Vegan And Gluten-Free), Vegetable Cheese Crepes. 

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30 MINUTE BROCCOLI FRIED RICE

30 MINUTES BROCCOLI FRIED RICE


  • Author: Sanchita Dey
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 SERVINGS 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Having Broccoli fried rice on a weeknight is an easy, delicious, and filling meal that only takes 30 minutes to prepare. If you find yourself craving Asian takeout, this fried rice is a perfect dish to make.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a bowl add soya sauce, garlic minced, chili flakes, and brown sugar.
  2. Mix everything together and set it aside for later use
  3. In a frying pan add olive oil add broccoli florets.
  4. Stir fry them for 4 minutes on medium heat till they are tender.
  5. Add scallion green onions cut in 1-inch length.
  6. On medium heat, stir fry them for 8 minutes.
  7. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Uncover and add pink salt according to your taste.
  9. Mix well and cook for another two minutes.
  10. Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside
  11. In the same frying pan add olive oil for frying the cashew nuts.
  12. Fry them slightly brown on medium heat.
  13. Add the cooked rice and add the soya sauce mixture.
  14. Gently mix everything together with the help of a spatula.
  15. Now add the sauteed broccoli florets and scallion green onions to the rice.
  16. Mix everything nicely and adjust salt according to your taste.
  17. Cover and cool for 5 minutes.
  18. Broccoli Fried Rice is ready to be served.

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Notes

  • Rice that has been freshly cooked should not be used. Due to the moisture, it will become clumpy, so it will stick to the pan. To get a crispier result, use leftover chilled rice, or precooked rice bags (for example, Uncle Ben’s).
  • Don’t forget to add sugar. Sugar helps caramelize, and therefore adds color and flavor, even though it may seem odd at first.
  • Garnish with fresh garnishes like basil, scallions, cilantro, etc. (or spicy condiments like kimchi) to add flavor to the dish.
  • You should use fresh broccoli for this recipe.
  • Fried rice should be prepared in a large wok at a temperature that stays high at all times.
  • To make a smoky flavor signature for restaurants and takeout, cook the entire recipe over a high flame. Almost all Indo-Chinese recipes follow this rule.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 380Kcal
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 12g

Keywords: broccoli fried rice

Note: A rough estimate of nutrition is provided.

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