Sunday, March 20, 2011

Broccoli - Chinese Cabbage Rice

A quick-fix lunch box idea was an instant hit with my daughter's friends and she told me the other day that her friends were asking for the Green Rice to do another entry to the school. I am glad because the rice,subtly spiced contains all the goodness of the vegetable and the leafy greens too ! Care should be taken to cook broccoli the right way ! Over-cooking makes it mushy thereby losing all its nutrients.

What goes:-

  •  Broccoli Florets - 1 cup (washed & immersed in hot water and then rinsed in cold water)
  • Chinese Cabbage - 2 to 3 leaves (washed & chopped finely)
  • Rice - 1 cup (washed)
  • Onion - 1 (large) - (finely chopped)
  • Green Chillis - 2 - to taste  (sliced diagonally)
  • Garlic - 3 to 4 pods (sliced)
  • Mace - little
  • Cardamom pods- 2 to 3
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Butter - 1 tsp
  • Kitchen King - 1 tbsp


In a pressure pan, add butter and lightly saute fennel seeds. Now add mace and the cardamom pods and give it a quick stir. Add chopped onion & green chillis and fry till it turns translucent.

Now add salt to taste as well as the kitchen king (or garam masala) and let the raw smell of the masala evaporate.Add the chopped greens and stir fry till  it starts wilting. Finally add the florets and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the washed rice with required amount of water.

Pressure cook till 3 whistles. Serve hot with choice accompaniments. 

Enjoy !

Linking it to Nivedita's Only Original Recipes event announcement by Pari
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  1. Wow...soo healthy n delicious rice..

  2. delicious chinese rice.healthy too.

  3. Very interesting and healthy rice, definitely an unusual combo.

  4. Wow a great one pot meal.Bookmarking this.

  5. Such an interesting combination, that I would like to try. Healthy, and tasty. Love broccoli with rice, but never had it with cabbage.
    Thanks for sharing, Priya:D

  6. Nice combo....actually good way to take cabbage also.

    Always we get it, sit for long time in fridge. Now got good receipe to consume in nice way/.

  7. broccoli is my all time fav- looks flavorful rice, priya!

  8. It is indeed a variety. I should try this

  9. Lovely green and totally nutrients packed... I have a pack of frozen Broccoli sitting in my fridge, may be I cud try this.. :-)

  10. that surely looks very delicious Priya...very healthy and am happy that ur kid and her school friends are enjoying it!
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  11. very healthy and i love this one pot meal Priya

  12. Great combo and looks yummy!

  13. Looks delicious,lovely and healthy rice:)

  14. Delicious and colourful one pot meal.

  15. That sounds really good! Nice recipe!

  16. beautiful combination looks wonderful!

  17. colourful and healthy food!!!!! keep postin...

  18. that sounds great ! and colorful:)