Veggie Rice Mania

Rice is a versatile ingredient that has a different variation in each cuisine. Right from the all faithful fried rice, to the decadent biryani, we are often spoilt for choice when it comes to this ingredient.

With 3 delicious recipes for you to try out, we bring to you the veggie rice mania! So bring out your aprons and get cooking.

  1.  Easy Peasy Broccoli Rice

We love broccoli. We love cheese. Bring these two together and we have a delicious meal that is ready to be served! This makes for a great healthy meal and often brings one guilt-free pleasure. It is vegetarian, egg-free and nut-free too!



  • First, cook the rice and set aside. Meanwhile, cut the broccoli into florets and wash them
  • Place them into a food processor and pulse until shredded
  • Sauté the broccoli in a pan with oil for a few minutes or until they soften. Add the rice and sprinkle the cheese on top. Cook for 2-3 minutes on low to medium heat or until the cheese has melted. Season with lemon juice, pepper and salt
  • Serve hot!

2.  Cauliflower Rice

This healthy take on the evergreen fried rice is a delicious and healthy alternative. It requires very little oil and that’s what makes it super healthy as compared to restaurant-style fried rice.



  • Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles the fineness of rice and set aside
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and white pepper
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a medium skillet (low heat). Add the eggs and scramble until cooked through. Let it cool.
  • In a larger skillet, heat the remaining 1 tbsp. oil (medium-high heat)
  • Add the garlic and onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring often, until the onions become translucent
  • Add in the broccoli, carrots, corn and peas, and stir constantly until the vegetables are cooked through for about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle salt as needed
  • Now, stir in the cauliflower, eggs, green onions and soy sauce mixture. Cook until the cauliflower is tender
  • Serve hot!

3.  Carrot Rice

Healthy and super easy to make – this delicious carrot rice is every beginner chef’s lifesaver!


To Temper


  • Take the cooked rice and spread it on a plate
  • Heat some oil in a pan. Add peanuts to it and fry till nicely browned
  • In the same pan, add the items listed under ‘to temper’ and cook till it starts to crackle
  • Add the onion and ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the ingredients turn slightly browned
  • Next, add the freshly grated carrot and sauté for a while till it shrinks
  • Season with salt and add the red chilli and garam masala
  • Sauté till the spices blend with the veggies. Add the peanuts and rice and mix well
  • Cook over a low flame for 3 minutes and sprinkle coriander leaves on top
  • Serve it hot with some crispy papad.

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