If riced cauliflower has been your go-to for weeknight meals, then it's time to meet its better looking (and greener) cousin: riced broccoli.

September 05, 2017

Made in a similar fashion to the ever-popular cauliflower product, riced broccoli is a brighter-colored and bolder-flavored alternative. Use it the same ways you would serve riced cauliflower, or replace brown rice with riced broccoli to give your meal an extra veggie boost.

How to Make Your Own

Lightly pulsing fresh broccoli florets in a food processor results in small rice-like pieces. A more hands-on approach involves grating a head of broccoli on a large-holed box grater to achieve a similar outcome. While the riced broccoli from these methods isn't going to fool anyone into thinking it's actual grains of rice, it's still a great option for adding texture and bulk to meals. 

Where to Buy

If you're looking for a convenient option, some stores stock pre-made riced broccoli. Trader Joe's carries a fresh version in their produce section, while other major grocery stores like Whole Foods or Publix carry frozen riced broccoli in their freezer sections. 

Ways to Use It

Let your imagination run wild when using riced broccoli. Use it in place of cauliflower in recipes like Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice and Paleo Sushi Salmon Roll, or get creative and use it as a base for 'grain' bowls, stir-frys, and more.