Hey Beautiful People!!!
Being preoccupied with tasks and mandatorily having to overcome unexpected obstacles by undertaking nonconventional steps is what life throws at you at times when you are in your most vulnerable state.
I have been going through a similar phase at the moment and well, I wont make you go through the misery of reading all about that since, I know everyone deals with similar issues at some point.
In the past week, I have been trying to incorporate more of temple food and improvising recipes to suit my taste.
Today, I will be sharing my easy and nutritious rice recipe that can be relished by everyone.
STEAMED BROCCOLI AND SOY RICE
The Ingredients are;
Cooked White Rice- 200gms (You can use brown rice, if you wish)
Florets of Broccoli-125gms
Chopped Small Shallots OR Red Onion- 3 OR 1
Chopped Ginger-2 Inch Piece
Chopped Garlic-3 Large Cloves
Light Soy Sauce- 1 tablespoon
Oyster Sauce- 1 teaspoon
Peanut Oil OR Vegetable Oil- 1 1/2 teaspoon
Freshly Grounded Black Pepper- 1/4 teaspoon
Lightly Roasted Sesame Seeds- 1/2 tablespoon
Chilli Flakes- 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste.
In a non stick pan or wok, heat the oil on medium flame. Add ginger and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft.
Now add the chopped onions and soften them making sure they do not turn brown and crispy.
Meanwhile, prep to steam the broccoli. If you do not have a proper steamer then do not worry. You can fill a sauce pan half way with water and let it come to a boil. Once water starts to boil, place a plate or any vessel that has holes in it that are small enough so the broccoli does not drop in the water. The holed vessel should be slighter larger in diameter than the one filled with water. Steam the broccoli only until it turns bright green as you do not want it to loose the nutrients and also you will be cooking it further in rice mixture.
Now, in the onion mixture add chopped carrot and add a pinch of salt. Let the mixture cook until the carrot cooks by 80% . You do not want to cook anything for so long that it turns mushy. Pour in soy sauce, oyster sauce, chilli flakes and crushed black pepper. Add the rice and combine everything well. Cook for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, gently toast sesame seeds in a different pan on low flame for 3-4 minutes. Add steamed broccoli to the rice and stir well. Cover and let it simmer on low for 3 minutes so all the flavours combine.
Serve immediately and garnish with sesame seeds.
I hope you will like this as a quick lunch or dinner that does not make you feel bloated.
Do me know your thoughts and any suggestions for recipes!!
Take care you guys!!