Loading Video...

Broccoli "Rice" with Garlic, Lemon and Chile Pepper

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
Share This Recipe


3 broccoli stalks

1 tablespoon unsalted butter 

1 small clove garlic, minced 

1 tablespoon lemon zest 

Pinch crushed red pepper, optional 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Cut broccoli stalks into 1/2-inch chunks and put into a food processor. Pulse until stalks resemble rice.
  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and stir for about 1 minute. Increase heat to medium and add broccoli rice. Cook, stirring often, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn off heat, stir in lemon zest and red pepper if using and season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with Parmesan.