Servings: 4 servings
easy recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight recipes
Calories: 379 kcal
In honor of my child and her new lessons on green slimy animal-like things, I thought I'd share this delightfully greenified rice. It's so cheesy that you won't even mind the shreds of veggies floating around in there.
If you have an abundance of zucchini this would be a great way to use it up!
long-grain white rice
or 2 small zucchini
grated (I used my food processor but a cheese grater would work well, too)
shredded sharp cheddar
Salt and pepper
Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
Add the rice and stir to coat. Toast the rice, stirring often, just until it starts to turn golden.
Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and cover.
Cook, covered, for 15 - 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Remove from the heat and add the butter, grated zucchini, cheddar, and garlic powder. Stir until well incorporated. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
Stir again and add salt and pepper to taste and a splash of milk if you'd like to thin out the texture a little bit.
Cheesy Zucchini Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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