Add the broccoli into the rice when there is about 5 minutes left of cooking.
Once rice is done, add in all other ingredients and combine well.
This can be made in a rice cooker or on the stove just as you would cook rice. Follow the instructions on the package for the rice. You may need to add a bit more water than what the rice package indicates.
Use brown or black rice for a lower glycemic index.
Although the black pepper facilitates absorption of the turmeric, those with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis should leave out the black pepper, because this allows the turmeric to remain within the GI system and carry out its anti-inflammatory properties where it's needed most—in the gut.