Happy March! I feel like in my mind it’s still January, I guess that doesn’t count though haha 🙂 March seems to be the transition from winer to spring and spring just happens to be one of my favorite seasons! I always seem to get a burst of motivation in the springtime. I suddenly want to exercise more and eat tons of greens, which is definitely not a bad thing!
It’s been a while since I’ve participated, but today I’m joining back with some of my other food blogging friends to celebrate March produce! Check out Becky’s page for a comprehensive list of everything you can find this month! You will also find other delicious March produce recipes at the bottom the page 🙂
As you can see, I chose to cook with broccoli! How do you all feel about “riced” vegetables? I’ve done cauliflower rice a few times and really like it, so I wanted to experiment with the idea of broccoli “rice”. I love adding broccoli into fried rice when I make it, so I thought it would be fun to make a broccoli fried “rice”.
And, it’s one of my new favorites! This Easy Broccoli Fried “Rice only takes about 30 minutes to make and is so good! I add a little sautéed tofu into mine to make it more of a main dish, but you could also eat it as a side dish, or add in any other type of protein you like 🙂
This Easy Broccoli Fried “Rice” is perfect for a side dish or main meal!
- 5-6 cups chopped broccoli (you can use florets and stems)
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 small red pepper, thinly sliced and chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup peas, fresh or frozen
- 1 small clove garlic, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons tamari, or soy sauce
- Diced green onion for garnish, if desired.
- Add the broccoli to a food processor and blend until it resembles rice, 10-20 seconds.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add sesame oil, red pepper, carrots and peas. Cook veggies until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Next, add in the riced broccoli, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Mix everything together and then smash the mixture down with a spatula. Let broccoli “rice” cook for about 5 minutes, flip and repeat.
- Broccoli Fried “Rice” can be served as a side dish or you can make it a meal by adding in some cooked tofu, tempeh or chickpeas. Or anything else you like! I like to garnish mine with green onion!
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