Broccoli gets a whirl in your food processor, with rice-like results, in this healthy dinner recipe. Serve with hot sauce and limes for an extra kick.

Christine Burns Rudalevige
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2017


Recipe Summary

50 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water and brown sugar in a bowl; stir until the sugar dissolves. Add lime juice, vinegar, fish sauce and chile pepper to taste. Set aside.

  • Peel the broccoli stems. Coarsely chop all the broccoli. Pulse in a food processor into rice-size pieces.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli "rice" and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Divide among 4 bowls; cover to keep warm.

  • Wipe out the pan. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and pork and cook over medium-high heat, stirring and breaking up, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in herbs, shallot and 1/2 cup of the reserved sauce.

  • To serve, top each bowl of broccoli rice with equal portions of the pork mixture, bell pepper, carrot, cucumber and peanuts. Serve with the remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 31.8g 64% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; dietary fiber 6.6g 26% DV; sugars 13.3g; fat 22.6g 35% DV; saturated fat 5.2g 26% DV; cholesterol 65.8mg 22% DV; vitamin a iu 6496.3IU 130% DV; vitamin c 145.2mg 242% DV; folate 120.4mcg 30% DV; calcium 123.4mg 12% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 90.9mg 33% DV; potassium 998.4mg 28% DV; sodium 700mg 28% DV; added sugar 7g.

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
My husband was skeptical about this recipe but we found the broccoli rice to be a very similar texture to regular rice. The flavors are great and you can customize the toppings- perfect for picky eaters or gluten free friends. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Next time I will skip the food processor and just chop the broccoli by hand. It didn't chop well in the processor for me. I made this without the meat and found it surprisingly good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very delicious. I chopped the broccoli by hand and it turned out perfect. We try to eat low carb and this meal was a healthy addition to our diet. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Never. It took a lot of time to prepare and it was horrible. It should have been 2 meals for us but we could not eat it so had a hot dog instead. I have tried many meals from this website and they have been really good. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
There was nothing special with this dish. I was really disappointed. Read More