One Pot Meals

Sesame Broccoli Fried Rice | Gluten Free, Vegan One Pot Meal

One Pot Meals are so fuss free, kid friendly and with some prior prep, can be put together in a jiffy even on weekday mornings for the school lunchbox. As I have mentioned on many of my broccoli dish recipes, the little one is really fond of broccoli in most forms – Baked Casserole, Soup, Pulav, pizza, Tandoori broccoli and even in cutlets. Thanks to her, I too get to eat one of my most favourite veggies.

Today’s dish is inspired from Poonam’s blog which has an amazing collection of kid-friendly recipes. As I was paired with her for this edition of Recipe Swap Challenge, I narrowed down 2-3 recipes which were doable during the busy Navratri week as well as with the kids’ exams going on. Recipe Swap is a group where the paired bloggers cook from each other’s blogs. 

This quick Broccoli vegetable rice amped up with veggies caught my eye. I have modified that version slightly in an Indo Chinese fashion to make it more appealing for my kid as well as added some sesame for that nutrition boost. 



Prep time – 15 mins, Cook time – 15 mins, serves – 2

Ingredients: (1 cup = 200 ml)

Long grained rice – 2/3 cup

Broccoli florets – 1/2 cup 

Chopped veggies – beans, carrots – 1/2 cup – blanched slightly with salt

Bell peppers – 1/4 medium, diced

Onion – lengthwise sliced

Garlic – 1 large pod, minced

Ginger- 1 inch, grated

Soya Sauce – 1/2 tsp

Cashewnuts  – few (halved/ chopped coarse)

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tsp (I used sesame oil)

Slit green chillies – 1 or 2 (adjust spice) – I didn’t add

Crushed Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Roasted sesame seeds – 1 tsp (for garnish)




Wash, soak and cook the long grained rice as per packet instructions or how you would cook for a pula. Fluff them up with a fork and let it cool.

Meanwhile, in a heavy bottomed pan, add the oil. saute onions and garlic till onions turn soft and translucent. Now add the green chillies, bell peppers, ginger , saute them well. Add the broccoli, blanched veggies and keep tossing them on high flame. once the broccoli begins to char a bit, add the cashews, soya sauce and toss well. 

Now add salt, cooked rice and crushed black pepper. Give it one final toss. Sprinkle roasted sesame seeds and serve hot. If packing for the lunch box, add the sesame seeds just before packing. 




  1. Poonam Bachhav

    Broccoli is a happy veggie in my house too. Loved your indo Chinese version and addition of sesame seeds in this broccoli rice. Thanks for trying out my recipe.

  2. We love broccoli at our place too, and are always looking for new ways to use it. This Broccoli Rice looks delicious, right up our alley! 🙂

    It's almost like Vegetable Fried Rice, right?

  3. Broccoli fried rice looks so delicious and flavorful. Sesame seeds definitely gives a lovely aroma and taste. Superb share.

  4. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    So delicious and so quick to make. This recipe will be a great one for lunch boxes. I love the sesame garnish. That will add a beautiful flavor and crunch 🙂

  5. JollyHomemadeRecipes

    Broccoli fried rice looks so delicious and very quick recipe. This is my favourite, and your version sounds so good loved the appealing sesame seeds on top.

  6. Broccoli fried rice !!! Sounds really so delicious and also seems much quick recipe. Use of sesame seeds must be adding a nice crunch and flavor in each bite

  7. I often make fried rice with leftover rice! It is such an easy and delicious way to make a new dish from leftovers! Love your mix of vegetables and also I normally add roasted peanuts but I will definitely try with cashew and sesame!

  8. preethi'scuisine

    I love Broccoli fried rice . A perfect one pot meal that is loved by my family. Loved the addition of sesame seeds and bell peppers.

  9. Delicious one pot meal. We like broccoli n kiddo sees to it that it disappears in raw form. The addition of sesame seed is definitely thumbs up from me.

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