Cheesy Zucchini Rice
An easy way to take a drab rice dish, liven it up so the whole family loves it without a single complaint it contains green vegetables.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 cups of chicken broth
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 medium or 2 small zucchini grated
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- splash of milk as needed
In a medium pan, or pot, over medium heat, heat the oil.
Add the rice, briefly giving it a stir to coat, and then add in the broth and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and cover.
Simmer 15 – 20 minutes, or until the majority of the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
Remove the pan or pot from the heat source. Stir in the butter, zucchini, cheese, and garlic and continue stirring until evenly combined. Re-cover and let the rice sit for about 5 minutes.
Stir again and then add in the salt and pepper and a splash of milk (if needed) if you’d like to thin the mixture out a bit or if it needs an extra dash of creaminess.