So I am showing you how to prepare this meal two ways: 1) with a rice maker/steamer or 2) on the stove, in a shallow sauce pan. Either way, it's pretty quick & very delish!
Brocoli Rice Pilaf
- 1 TBSp Butter
- 1 small Shallot, diced very small
- 1 Garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup vermicelli Pasta, broken into small pieces (twice the size of a piece of rice)
- 1 & 1/2 cups white Rice
- 2 cups Water
- 1 & 1/2 cups Broccoli florets
- *Spritz of fresh Lemon (*Optional)
Ricemaker/Steamer Directions: Place the pat of butter into the rice bowl, turn "on". Allow to melt then add the shallot for a minute. Stirring with a non-scatching spoon or spatula. Add the garlic, cook another minute. Add the pasta pieces & allow to brown. Place in the rice & water. Put the steamer section on top of the rice cooking bowl & add the broccoli florets to the steamer. Cook as instructed for the rice. When done, combine the broccoli & the rice mixture together, tossing. If you would like, spritz it with some fresh lemon juice. Serve & enjoy!
Stove top Directions: Place the pat of butter into a shallow sauce pan on medium-low. When it has melted, add the shallot & saute for a minute. Add the garlic & the vermicelli pieces, stirring. Allow the pasta to brown. Add in the rice, then the water. Let the liquid come to a boil, lower the heat, cover & simmer, stirring occasionally until the water has evaporated, the rice, cooked.
Meanwhile cook the broccoli on a separate burner in a steamer basket or steam it in the microwave. When done, combine it with the cooked rice mixture. If you would like, spritz it with some fresh lemon juice. Serve & enjoy!