Cook the rice separately, or make this recipe using leftover cooked rice. To cook the rice, cover the rice with cold water and rinse once, add washed rice to a pot, add cooking water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to very low and cover. Set a timer for 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand until needed.
Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add ghee, optional asafetida, and turmeric powder, and sizzle the spices for 20-30 seconds until you can smell the aroma.
Add the broccoli, along with a tablespoon of water, and the salt. Mix well to evenly combine. Cover, and cook for 3-5 minutes until the broccoli is soft and just cooked.
Add cooked rice into the skillet mix well using two spoons. Continue to cook until the rice is thoroughly hot. Turn off the heat, squeeze in the lemon. Enjoy!
You can easily switch up the broccoli in this recipe with your favorite vegetable, such as Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, carrots, or your favorite leafy greens.
If you want to substitute or reduce the turmeric, substitute with coriander, fennel, cumin, etc.