A vibrant and fantastic one pot meal idea – This broccoli, red chilli & garlic rice is full of flavors and so delicious!
If there is a way to eat broccoli, then this broccoli, red chilli & garlic rice is the way to eat it 🙂
There are some food which slowly creep into becoming one’s favourite. Broccoli is one of them, While I was growing up, we used to see it in those fancy shops of Khan market and call it green cauliflower. In a way it is, but then, when I grew up and it became more readily available in India, I started experimenting with it at home and realised all of us at home, love it.
Garlic is another ingredient I am slowly falling in love with and it is so strange because it is something I haven’t eaten all my childhood. My mum never used to have garlic at home and using it in cooking was something I never experienced. In fact, I remember a time when we would all make faces when the new neighbours next door would fry garlic and we would get the smell we were never used to. How surprising is that now that is the smell I have slowly fallen in love with.
Fresh thick red chillies – the punch the delicate punch of the sourness and the spiciness and oh so very juicy.
And last week I had all those ingredients together at home.
Don’t they look so good so vibrant together? So I was saying I had all the ingredients together and I want to use them in a single dish. So I made some broccolli, chilly & garlic rice and that was so yum, that I can’t even describe it to you. Such a beautiful looking dish that I sat and admired it for long before eating it.
Broccoli, Red Chilli & Garlic Rice
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 broccoli medium sized cut into florets
- 1 onion large sliced
- 5 - 6 pods garlic
- 4 - 6 chillies red fresh (you can use red bell peppers too)
- 2 tsps olive oil
- 1 tsp pepper fresh ground
- to taste salt
- Boil the rice and keep aside for cooling.
- In a pan heat oil,fry garlic for 2 minutes.
- Add onions to it and fry it they turn pink.
- Add the chillies and broccoli and stir fry for 4-5 mins till the broccoli is just about done but not overcooked.
- Add fresh ground pepper fry for another minute.
- Add to rice and dig in!
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