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Broccoli Fried "Rice"

Better-than-takeout broccoli stir fry with crispy chicken, riced broccoli, veggies, and free range eggs. | Better-than-takeout broccoli stir fry with crispy chicken, riced broccoli, veggies, and free range eggs. |
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
yield 4 servings


Better than takeout and packed with protein, this coglomeration of crispy chicken, riced broccoli, and all your favorite stir-fry veggies is perfect for a night in. No wok required: just fire up your cast iron skillet and prepare for a meal that rivals every fried rice you've had before!



  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups broccoli, riced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, beaten
  • Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish


  • Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden and no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add onion and carrot to skillet and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Stir in riced broccoli and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add soy sauce and peas and season with salt and pepper. Cook until peas are warmed through, about 2 minutes more.
  • Push riced broccoli mixture to one side of skillet and pour eggs into other side. Scramble until just set, then stir into riced broccoli mixture.
  • Cut chicken breasts into 3/4-inch cubes and stir into fried "rice."
  • Garnish with green onions before serving.


To rice the broccoli, place in food processor and pulse until pieces resemble the size of rice grains. Alternatively, use a box grater.

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KayAugust 13, 2020

Ooo! I've got a bag of riced cauliflower in the freezers been trying to decide what to do with. This looks like a winner! Another commenter mentioned not enough flavor. Since I'm allergic to garlic and can't used premixed seasonings, for the Asian inspired dishes like this I mix up some ginger, tumeric, celery salt, no salt chicken bouillon (herbox), pepper, onion powder, and whatever else grabs my fancy at the time. Red pepper flakes, nutmeg, cinnamon, ect. :) I'd also like to thank Nellie's for treating their chickens right. I was having allergic reactions to "regular" store eggs, and (for really long reasons I won't go into) as a last resort I tried free range eggs (Nellie's mostly). I don't react to y'alls eggs!!! With so many other allergies I'm so glad I can still have eggs! I don't know what the difference is, but I'm assuming that treating the chickens well has something to do with it. So thank you!! :)


Thank you for your kind words, Kay. We are so glad you can enjoy our free range eggs and hope you like this recipe. We will have to give your homemade spice medley a try!

Patricia MurphyMarch 02, 2019

My favorite easy breakfast these day? One scrambled Nellie's Free Range Egg (and Yes! a great egg makes all the difference), black pepper and a whole lot of Swiss Gruyere Cheese mashed together so that it all looks like egg coated cheese. Heat a small fry pan with a dab of real butter, plop that bundle of goodness in it, keep the edges together with a spatula until one side is cooked - not long - flip it to do the other side. Turns out like a small omelet. Oh my....Delicious!


That sounds absolutely fabulous, Patricia. We're drooling just thinking about it! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our eggs part of your morning routine.

Gloria ProulxJanuary 31, 2019

I love Nellie's egg and made the Broccoli fried rice recipe in my cast iron pan tonight (tried and true) but by the time I got to scrambling the eggs, they stuck to the pan. Actually, I had to scrape all ingredients from the the pan. I think it could benefit from perhaps a teaspoon of additional oil to cook the eggs. It could also use a few more seasonings, but not quite sure which ones. I appreciate the creative use of veggies in this dish and would make it again, only modified. Wondered if you had any suggestions. Thank you!


Hi Gloria! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the dish, but sorry that it was lacking in a few areas. To minimize sticking, it might be worth adding a bit of oil like you suggested: we recommend another teaspoon of sesame oil right before you pour the eggs in the pan. As for seasonings, white pepper or an additional dash of soy sauce would be a great addition. To add more flavor, you could try ground or freshly grated ginger, Chinese five spice powder, or fish sauce. We hope these suggestions help, and please do let us know if you decide to give it another try with some modifications!

Amelia MedeirosJanuary 25, 2019

Love Nellie's eggs. They are just like the ones we had we I was young and we had our own chickens that I loved. We loved our chickens like pets. I will only buy Nellie's eggs even if the store was giving away some other eggs!


You just made our day, Amelia! Thank you so much for supporting happier and more humane lives for hens.

Valerie ArnettJanuary 24, 2019

Once again my husband and I were Wowwed by the taste of our Nellie's Eggs this morning. Thank you for always having the best eggs ever,!


It warms our hearts when we get to hear from happy customers like you and your husband, Valerie, so thank you so much for taking the time to share with us - we'll be sure to pass your compliments along to our happy hens!

DavidJanuary 23, 2019



We hope you enjoy it, David!

Delicia November 18, 2018

I loved ❤️


We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed it, Delicia!

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