I’m a big fan of veggie-based rice along with a lean source of protein and even more veggies. Quick, light and so so yum!
Switching up rice with veggies allows me to create absolute mouth watering dishes without leaving me super full, sluggish or feeling unwell. Things like broccoli rice or cauliflower rice are widely available in most supermarkets nowadays, but obviously, we prefer making everything from scratch to preserve as many nutrients as possible here.. Duh! And I pinkypromise you this really doesn’t have to take all that long once you’ve got the right utensils at home.
In order to turn your broccoli or cauliflower into rice, I recommend using a blender or kitchen machine which will do the job for you in no more than 10 seconds. If you don’t have either at home, no stress at all. A big chopping knife and a cutting board will do the trick as well!
Who’s joining me for some Broccoli Rice with Chicken & Asparagus tonite?
Here’s what you’ll need:
*400g broccoli rice
*100g carrots, sliced or spiralized
*200g chicken breast or a vegetarian replacement of your choice
*300g white asparagus, peeled and cut in pieces
*1 tbsp olive oil
*1 handful fresh dill, chopped
*1 handful fresh parsley, chopped
*Pepper & Salt
*1 tsp tahin
*2 tbsp water
*2 tbsp olive oil
*juice & zest of 1/2 lime
*1 tbsp soy sauce
*pepper & salt
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Meanwhile, heat a large pan with water for the asparagus.
Cut the chicken breast in cubes, sprinkle with salt and pepper and fry it in the frying pan until golden brown. Remove from the pan and add the broccoli rice and the carrot. Cook until the broccoli turns even greener and the carrots soften a bit. Do not bake for too long, as the rice will turn too soft.
Cook the asparagus pieces in the boiling water for approx. 7 minutes and leave them to cool down for another 5 minutes.
Now take two bowls and divide the broccoli rice into them. Add the fried chicken pieces, the boiled asparagus and the fresh herbs.
Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together. Pour some of the dressing over the broccoli rice and serve the rest separately.
Serve the broccoli rice with an extra wedge of lime.