Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw broccoli still has cholesterol-lowering ability—just not as much.
Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body’s detoxification system, and researchers have recently identified one of the key reasons for this detox benefits.
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 diced carrots
2 garlic cloves minced
3-4 broccoli florets chopped
1/2 cup rice soaked for 20 minutes
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter/ margarine
1) Heat oil & butter together in a deep bottom pan. Fry onion and garlic till onions turn translucent.
2) Add carrots and fry for a minute. Add rice and cook again for a minute or two.
3) Add 2 cups of water & wait for the first boil. Then add broccoli, salt and pepper to taste. Give a stir. Let it cook on low heat till the rice is cooked as ur desired softness.
4) Add cheese on top before serving (optional)
5) Add small diced chicken breast pieces with carrots (optional)
Serve this with spicy chicken curry or any vegetable stew. I served it with Mushroom Tikka Masala.