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Broccoli Rice in a white bowl

Broccoli Rice

Author: Michele
Servings: 4 people
As versatile as cauliflower rice is, sometimes you just want something different. Enter broccoli rice! It's a super easy to make side dish and just as versatile. Paleo, Whole30, and AIP friendly
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 1 head fresh Broccoli (or 4 cups florets)
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, or Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt


  • Chop the fresh broccoli up into florets that will fit down the chute of your food processor. If using the stalks, peel the outer layers off using a peeler.
  • Put the shredder blade in your food processor. (This is my favorite way, but you can also just use the S-blade as well. If you do this you'll need to make sure you aren't turning the broccoli into broccoli puree though. Best to do in batches!)
  • With the food processor running, send a handful of broccoli down the chute, replace the chute plunger thing (yes, I know there is a name for this but I have NO idea what that might be!) and push down. This will create the "rice."
  • Heat some oil (I use avocado oil) in a pan over medium heat. If desired, add a clove or two of minced garlic and saute for a minute until fragrant. Then add the broccoli rice to the pan. Add a pinch of sea salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. This step not only makes the rice warm but also removes a lot of the in-your-face taste of raw broccoli. Serve!


Calories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 341mgPotassium: 486mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 947IUVitamin C: 136mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 1mg
Course: Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet Gluten Free
Keyword: AIP, Autoimmune Paleo, autoimmune protocol, Paleo, stovetop, Whole30
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