Cheesy Zucchini Rice is the perfect side dish for just about any meal. This is a rice that even your kids will love!
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I shared a while back that I couldn’t for the life of me cook rice exactly right every single time. Even minute rice or whatever, I still would fail miserably. However, that has changed and it started with this recipe!
This has quickly become our favorite side dish to most any meat that I cook up. It’s cheesy and loaded with shredded zucchini! It lends just a hint of flavor, and definitely not enough for the kids to complain. Of course, I did get lucky in the kids and vegetable department; it seems that mine love almost anything green. < — They did not get that from me! It has taken me years to get turned on to veggies, and I am still utterly picky when it even comes to them.
- 1 cup long grain rice - I use Basmati
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 4 Tablespoons of butter divided
- ½ cups shredded zucchini
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
- salt to taste
- Over a medium/high heat, melt two tablespoons of butter.
- Cook your onions and garlic, until the garlic is fragrant and the onion is translucent.
- Stir in rice, constantly stirring until slightly toasted. About 2 to 3 minutes.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
- Cover, and turn down heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in shredded zucchini, cheeses, 2 Tablespoons of butter and salt to taste.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 907mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g
What kitchen essentials did I use to make this dish possible?
- Rachael Ray Cucina Cutlery 2-Piece Japanese Stainless Steel Santoku Knife Set with Acacia Handles
- Pyrex 3 – Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set
- Chefaith 3-Piece Fruit and Vegetable Peeler Set
- Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick 3-Quart Covered Oval Saute
- Hudson Essentials Stainless Steel Measuring Cups Set – 6 Piece stackable with spout
- Utopia Kitchen Professional Stainless Steel 6 Side Cheese Grater or Vegetable Slicer