I was listening to a health podcast, and the host is a big fan of bone broth. He was talking about his favorite snacks, and said he loves cooking his rice in bone broth, rather than in just water. What a brilliant idea! Bone broth adds flavor, collagen and protein to plain old rice. If you are looking for a way to fancy up your plain rice, give this bone broth broccoli rice recipe a try.
Why you’ll love this gluten free rice side dish
- This side dish is packed with nutrients like collagen and protein.
- Bone broth rice tastes even better than rice simmered in water, and packs many health benefits. The addition of broccoli makes it even more healthy.
- It can be eaten with anything you would normally eat rice with! I like to make this at the beginning of the week and pack taco bowls for lunch. Great for meal prep!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
- Sauce pan with lid – I love my Every day Pan for this recipe. This is such a great pan for boiling anything. It’s deep enough, yet flat enough so the heat distributes evenly and it heats quickly.
- Wooden spoon or spatula – I prefer a wooden spoon for my rice, but it really doesn’t matter.
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Jasmati rice – Jasmati rice is a combo of basmati rice and jasmine rice. The combo is nice because of the softness of basmati rice combined with the nuttiness of jasmine rice. It’s one of my favs!
- Bone broth – I use beef bone broth because of the high collagen content. My favorite brand is Kettle and Fire. Kettle and Fire makes premium, grass-fed bone broth.
- Frozen broccoli – You can also use fresh broccoli, but it’s cooked down so much, I chose to use a high quality frozen broccoli. Using frozen broccoli also allows you to keep these ingredients on hand if you ever want to make it. No need for too much planning!
- Salt – I add a high quality salt to this, as bone broth has minimal salt. If you want a good salt, try Redmond’s Real Salt.
How to make this collagen rice
Step 1. To a sauce pan, add your bone broth and bring to a boil.
Step 2. Once your broth is boiling, add the rice and broccoli. Reduce to a simmer, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes or until broth is gone. With your wooden spoon, break up the broccoli into smaller pieces.
Step 3. Fluff your bone broth broccoli rice with a fork and serve.
FAQs about bone broth
Bone broth is high in protein and other nutrients. It may benefit digestive health, help build muscle and bones, and play a role in weight management.
High in protein.
Improves hair, skin, and nails.
Protects bones and joints.
Helps with digestive issues.
Low-calorie and low-carb food.
Aids weight loss.
While beef bone broth and chicken bone broth are healthful, beef bone broth has more collagen per serving. It is also better for gut health, for immunity, for sleep, and for mood. And it’s better for skin and nails.
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Bone Broth Broccoli Rice
- 1 Sauce Pan
- 1 spatula or wooden spoon
- 1 cup Jasmati rice
- 1.5 cups bone broth
- 1/2 cup chopped frozen broccoli
- salt to taste
- To a sauce pan, add your bone broth and bring to a boil.
- Once your broth is boiling, add the rice and broccoli. Reduce to a simmer, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes or until broth is gone.
- Fluff rice with a fork and serve.