Recipe: Broccoli lemon rice

Bassey BY
BY's Recipe: Broccoli lemon rice meal is simple to make and requires no cooking experience. It can work for vegans and kids who do not like to eat steamed broccoli.

Servings: 6. Prep. Time: 20-25 minutes. Cook Time: 25-30 minutes. Total Cooking Time: 45-55 minutes.

What you need

  • Stove or Microwave,
  • Blender or kitchen knife,
  • 45-55 minutes.

Required Ingredients

  • 2 cups of white or brown rice,
  • A pound of washed and cleaned broccoli,
  • I tablespoon of lemon juice.

Optional Ingredients

  • Salt or sugar to taste,
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin oil,
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Knorr or turmeric powder and black pepper,
  • Chopped onions.


Step 1.

  • Use a medium-sized pot,
  • Add rice and 3 cups of water,
  • Parboil rice for about three minutes.

Step 2.

  • Chop broccoli,
  • Blend the broccoli with a cup of water and set it aside ( see photo below).
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Step 3.

  • Drain water from the rice,
  • Add blended broccoli, salt, lemon juice, turmeric powder, and black pepper,
  • Stir for a few seconds and cook until it dries,
  • Lower the heat and slow cook for a few minutes,
  • Your meal is ready (see photo below).
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Serve with baked Mushroom, or beef, or chicken.

Broccoli lemon rice can work for many people and can be a simple meal for vegans and vegetarians. It's quick to prepare and requires no cooking experience. Children under eight need adult supervision.


  1. Use a microwave-friendly bowl,
  2. Follow steps 1 and 2 above,
  3. Add all the ingredients and stir for a minute,
  4. Cover the bowl and cook until the water dries,
  5. Add oil and stir for a few seconds,
  6. Cover the pot and cook for a few minutes,
  7. Your meal is ready.

You can substitute broccoli with any vegetable of your choice.

Feel free to share the recipe.

Be creative and do what works for you with broccoli, lemon, and rice. I recommend a personal chef if you choose not to prepare your meal or don't have the time to cook. Check Google for your local personal chef.

"A home cook who relies too much on a recipe is sort of like a pilot who reads the plane's instruction manual while flying."--Alton Brown.

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