Fried Turmeric Rice & Broccoli

By Angelika Hanna

This simple and very easy to prepare recipe is perfect for a quick weekday vegan/vegetarian lunch or dinner.


Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 11 min (plus cook time for the rice)

Total Time: 21 min

Yield: 4 servings

Cuisine: Fusion/North American/Canadian

Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food


  • Extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 green onions, cut in rings
  • 1 yellow Habanero pepper, cut in rings
  • 1 hot red finger pepper, cut in rings
  • 1 tsp ground Turmeric **
  • Vegetable stock
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

** Make sure to get a high quality turmeric from a specialty store or health food store. It should have a dark golden yellow color for best health benefits.


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the broccoli florets and peppers.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and stir-fry for about 5 min. until the veggies start to soften.
  4. Transfer to a bowl.
  5. In the same frying pan, add more olive oil if necessary.
  6. Turn the heat down to medium.
  7. Add the rice and season it with the turmeric. Cook the rice for a about 3 min. stirring frequently.
  8. Add the green onions.
  9. Return the broccoli and peppers to the rice and combine well.
  10. For a more moist outcome, add some vegetable stock.
  11. Turn the heat to low and let the flavors combine for another 3 min.
  12. Taste for more salt and black pepper.


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