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Broccoli Fried Rice

Fried rice along with manchurian is perhaps one of the most popular Indo-Chinese recipes ordered in restaurants. Making a restaurant style fried at home is quite easy and healthier too. The key to a good fried rice is perfectly cooked rice with separate grains, the right amount of sauces and spices and the right heat to give a smoky flavor. If you have your veggies chopped and rice cooked, fried rice can be prepared in 10-15 minutes. Check out my Chinese style veg fried rice recipe.

Today's recipe is a variation of the regular veg fried with broccoli as the star. Broccoli, as you all know, has numerous health benefits and fried rice being the favorite of many is one way to incorporate it in our diet. Here I have added other vegetables too to make it look colorful and healthy, but you can make it with just broccoli and it tastes equally good. Serve with any manchurian or a simple tomato sauce or ketchup.


{ Indo-Chinese style fried rice with broccoli and mixed veggies }
Serves 3


1 cup basmati rice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
½ tbsp ginger, finely chopped
¼ cup spring onion (white), finely chopped
1 medium broccoli, cut into small florets
1 small carrot, cut into long strips
1 small capsicum, cut into strips
¼ cup cabbage, shredded
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp green chilly sauce
1 tsp pepper powder
½ tsp white vinegar
¼ cup spring onion (green), finely chopped


1.  Wash the rice and soak for 30 minutes. Pressure cook the rice with 1 ½ cups water. Spread rice on a plate, add 2 tsp olive oil and gently fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.

2. Heat oil in wok/pan over medium-high flame. Add garlic, ginger, white part of spring onion and saute for 1-2 minutes.

3. Then add broccoli and saute for 2-3 minutes. Then add carrot, capsicum cabbage and saute for 1-2 minutes.

4. Add soy sauce, green chilly sauce, pepper powder and saute for a minute. Then add rice, salt and gently mix everything till well combined.

5. Add vinegar and green part of spring onion. Stir for a minute and remove from heat.

Serving Suggestion ~ Manchurian / tomato sauce.

Notes and Tips
  • Do not overcook the vegetables, they should retain some of the crunchiness.
  • You can make this fried rice just with broccoli too. Addition of other vegetables are optional.


  1. I love this fried rice. One of my fav dish.

  2. super tempting one,colorful as well !

  3. What a colorful and delicious rice!

  4. Your pictures are always clear and crisp.Yummy fried rice

  5. tempting presentation...healthy one pot meal

  6. colorful and delicious fried rice....looks yumm

  7. Beautiful clicks.. Perfectly cooked rice and fried rice looks delicious and inviting..

  8. Such awesome pictures really... I wish I could grab that fried rice along with the manchurian and have it right now... BTW, cute bowls too... :)

  9. Yummy fried rice!! colorful too!!

  10. Wow this looks so innovative and new twist to the normal fried rice... Looks yummy...

  11. Brocoli fried rice looks delicious, very nice.

  12. This looks beautiful and interesting recipe. Would love to try it soon :)
    beautiful colour

  13. Nice recipe Sona, addition of broccoli makes it more healthy. Lovely pics as always.

  14. Such a colourful it...looks so yumm

  15. Broccoli fried rice looks delicious and colorful.. Nice presentation Sona..

  16. Fried rice looks delish.. Lovely clicks..

  17. Fabulous pics Sona.. Fried rice looks delicious, like that you have added other vegetables with broccoli.

  18. Delicious one pot meals .. I love any kind of fried rice..Pretty g bowls too..

  19. This rice looks delicious nad very tasty too.I love the bowls, I have some similar.


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