Broccoli and Basil Rice

With unmistakable shades of Italian cooking, the Broccoli and Basil Rice is a comforting rice preparation with crunchy veggies and creamy zucchini topped with herbs and chilli flakes, and garnished with grated cheese. Easy and quick to prepare, you can serve this dish without much ado as it demands no elaborate accompaniment. Just a choice of sauces and maybe a dash of pepper is all it calls for!

Broccoli and Basil Rice

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Broccoli and Basil Rice recipe - How to make Broccoli and Basil Rice

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1/2 cup blanched broccoli florets
1/4 cup finely chopped basil
3 1/2 cups cooked long grained rice
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup diagonally cut and blanched baby corn
1/4 cup blanched zucchini cubes (unpeeled)
1/2 cup capsicum (red , yellow and green) cubes
2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
salt to taste
2 tbsp milk

For The Garnish
1 tbsp grated processed cheese

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the baby corn, broccoli, zucchini and capsicum, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rice, chilli flakes, salt, milk and basil, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with cheese.
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