Autumn Broccoli Pilaf

My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free and many are dairy free.


I am always looking for new and interesting ways to make my vegetables. I am blessed as my kids have always loved vegetables. There was a point in time that I thought they both would become vegetarians. You know all those stories about people trying to get their kids to eat vegetables about how they cry and carry on. Well, that was my kids but not with vegetables but with meat. I have always loved variety. I would place raw and cooked veggies on my kid’s plates along with a bite or two of whatever meat or protein we were eating. They always chose the fresh vegetables first then the cooked ones.

When my kids where younger they did not like french fries. They would eat a hamburger but not want their fries. Even today they will often have leftover fries.

Broccoli is one of my families favorite vegetables. I love it raw or cooked. We recently had a really busy week. It was getting late in the day and I needed a quick and easy meal to throw together. We went to our local natural foods store. They had a rotisserie chicken that (after reading all the ingredients) I found I could eat. I then needed to put sides with it. So I grabbed a salad and then went in search of another vegetable dish to add to the meal. I saw they had chopped bell peppers, and riced broccoli. Oh! I immediately thought of adding these two together with some red onions that I had at home. That would be quick to cook up as the broccoli was shredded into tiny pieces. That’s what I did.

I wanted the vegetables to be able to go well with chicken or turkey. I had homemade turkey broth at home. But if you don’t have homemade turkey or chicken broth just add some store bought. I always double check the ingredient list to make sure it is something I can eat.

This is a new favorite side dish. It is so yummy and tasty. This would go great on a Thanksgiving day. The dish is tasty, beautiful and festive looking. I hope you enjoy this side dish as much as my family does.

Nutritional Facts are based on one cup servings.

2 teaspoons avocado oil

1/2 cup red onions

1 cup chopped bell peppers

5 cups broccoli rice

1/2 teaspoon sage

1/4 teaspoon rosemary

1/4 teaspoon marjoram

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 cup chicken or turkey broth

salt and pepper to taste


Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. When the pan is heated add onions and cook until translucent. Add chopped bell peppers, broccoli rice, and seasonings. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes add chicken or turkey broth cooking down until the liquid has disappeared. The vegetables soak up the liquid and give a slight taste of poultry to your vegetable. To decorate just top with a little parsley.


Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2 g 3 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 83 mg 3 %
Potassium 668 mg 19 %
Total Carbohydrate 16 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 24 %
Sugars 5 g
Protein 6 g 12 %
Vitamin A 25 %
Vitamin C 369 %
Calcium 7 %
Iron 8 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks really delicious! When I was a kid I did not like pilaf and now I love it 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words. It is my new favorite side dish. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. This looks really healthy and delicious! I have to try this recipe 😉

    1. It is my new favorite side dish. Thanks so much for the kind words. Have a wonderful day/night!

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