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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.


recipe adapted from Buns In My Oven