One Pot Meals

Walnut Broccoli Rice with Sesame and Caramelised Garlic | Gluten Free Dish (Can be Vegan too!)

Though the initial plan was to make the Gujarati waghareli khichri, the kids voted against any more khichdis for the month (can’t really blame them ????) . So, I had to save that dish (and the slightly elaborate Gujarati Thali that Vaishali had so kindly suggested) to be made for another day, as I made today’s dish for Sunday dinner this Easter . 


This dish with an ultra short prep time and the flavour of butter is a great crowd pleaser and even the picky broccoli eaters at home liked the nuttiness from the veggie .The husband and the elder kid (the anti-broccoli team :p) actually asked for seconds which is when I felt I had made too little a portion! The little one at home – a true blue broccoli lover (like me) wiped her bowl clean 🙂

The little one was happy but personally having got used to moderately spicy food, this was quite bland by itself (just as veg fried rice is ) and would do well with a side of spicy gravy or spicy sauce based stir fried veggies / tofu

Adapted from “Taste of Home 

Walnut broccoli Rice – GF One Pot meal, can be vegan too ! 


Prep time– 10 mins,Cook time– 10 mins.Serves– 2

What you need:

White Basmati- 2/3 cup (Cooked) 

Butter – 2 tsp  ( I used olive oil and butter in equal ratio) 

Broccoli – 1/2 cup

Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp (I used finely minced fresh garlic 1 tsp)


Onions – 1 medium ( white onions are preferred) 

Broccoli florets – 1/2 cup

Sesame seeds / Til  – 1 tbsp 

Soy sauce – 1 tsp ( you can opt out this and make it soy free, like I did)

Walnuts – 1/4 cup (chopped medium) 

Salt and pepper to taste 





How to:

In a pan, add butter+ oil. Sauté the garlic and onion till translucent. Now splutter the sesame and broccoli florets . Toss a pinch of salt and saute for 2-3 mins till slightly crunchy.  Now add the cooked rice, soya sauce, salt, pepper and toss well. Tip in the tossed broccoli and serve immediately.     Check the video for detailed recipe



  1. vaishali sabnani

    Yes I was looking for that Khichadi :)) anyways kids are not to be blamed , they can’t eat Khichadi everyday !
    The walnut rice sounds very interesting , I am not a broccoli lover but I can make out the flavours of this rice . Walnuts surely will give it a super flavour , and teams very well with broccoli . Great share .

  2. Suma Gandlur

    I guess kids enjoy this rice with simple flavors more than the khichdi. The rice sounds healthy, and walnuts and sesame seeds add a lovely crunch to the dish.

  3. Same here, Kalyani. The kids run away at the mention of khichdi. But this broccoli would be welcome. Somehow my little one loves such simple flavors.

  4. CookwithRenu

    haha, I can understand. More than the kids my husband will vote against it :-). walnut and Broccoli in a rice is such a healthy combination in a rice.

  5. Wow what a healthy combination of broccoli and walnuts. Yummy

  6. Sharmila Kingsly

    This is too healthy to handle..what an amazing combination.. lovely..

  7. Gayathri Kumar

    Any dish that is new and not repeated would go well with kids. I personally like the flavour of broccoli. Adding walnuts would add a nice crunch and nutty flavour to the rice. And it is so colourful too.

  8. Srivalli

    This is an excellent version Kalyani. And an excellent way to end the series.

  9. Srividhya

    Lol on anti-broccoli team. Glad they liked it and sounds interesting. Bookmarking it.

  10. I too have anti-broccoli team (both the kids) and have to find ways to feed broccoli to them as I and hubby love it. I also made walnut rice for the day but a different one with cranberries. This looks delicious and will make it soon.

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