Garlic Broccoli on Cauliflower Rice

Vegan at HeartLunch and Dinner


Garlic Broccoli on Cauliflower Rice

This meal is so simple and is a staple for us. The nutrient dense broccoli and the light and fully cauliflower rice blend well with the flavors of garlic and oil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Servings: 2
Calories: 323kcal


For the Broccoli:

  • 1.5 cup broccoli (chopped into florets)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt (to taste)

For the cauliflower rice:

  • 1.5 cup Cauliflower (chopped into florets)


  • Put the cauliflower florets into a food processor and pulse a few times until it turns into tiny rice sized granules. Put aside.
  • Place a pan on medium high heat and pour in 1 tbsp of the olive oil, crushed garlic and pumpkin seeds. Heat for a few minutes to toast the pumpkin seeds and release the flavor of the garlic.
  • Add the broccoli to the pan and stir fry for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and salt and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve on immediately with the raw cauliflower rice and drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil over the top of each serving.


Feel free to swap the broccoli out for other low carb vegetables. Sometimes we'll fry upĀ 1/2 cup mushrooms and 1/2 cup of zucchini with the meal in place of the asparagus. Eat a variety of vegetables in your diet.
Also be generous with the garlic as it functions as the primary flavor. If you want to add/reduce the calories just adjust the added olive oil.
You can also swap out the pumpkin seeds for Hemp Seeds or another seed if you like.
Nutritional Information:
Calories: 323, Fats: 29g, Protein: 8g, Net Carbs: 7g