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5 from 11 votes

Easy Broccoli Rice

Broccoli rice transforms into a warm, savory, and fluffy side dish. It's an easy and delicious way to sneak more greens into your meals.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli rice, broccoli rice recipe, how to make broccoli rice
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 head broccoli washed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice the broccoli head in half and use a knife to remove all the florets.
  • Remove the woody parts from the broccoli stalk using a y-peeler. Then chop the stalk into 1 inch pieces.
  • Place all broccoli pieces into a food processor and pulse until the it's broken up into tiny rice-sized pieces. I recommend placing the stalk pieces into the food processor first, so they'll be chopped up more.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan and sauté the shallot and garlic for one minute.
  • Add the broccoli rice to the pan and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


  • This recipe yields about 2-3 cups of broccoli rice, depending on the size of your broccoli head.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 947IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg