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Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 4 servings
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 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!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium or 2 small zucchini grated (I used my food processor but a cheese grater would work well, too)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Splash of milk as needed

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the rice and stir to coat. Toast the rice, stirring often, just until it starts to turn golden.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and cover.
  4. Cook, covered, for 15 - 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Zucchini Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 661mg29%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 232mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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