Sunday, April 17, 2022

Cheesy Zucchini Rice Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Rice Recipe

I made this recipe for the first time last month when I still had a few zucchini lingering in the bottom of my fridge and it was the perfect dinner for one. You simply cook the rice as you usually would, then add the zucchini to the pot to let it steam for a few minutes before stirring in the cheese. It only takes a few more minutes than making plain white rice, but it’s so much more flavorful. Personally, I’m not a fan of cooking my rice in chicken broth, but you could use that instead of water if you prefer to add another dimension to the dish. I was surprised to find I actually enjoyed this rice even more at room temperature than I did when it was hot – maybe the flavors had more time to meld, who knows. On the off chance you still have zucchini growing in your garden or can still find a good deal at your market, this is a side dish worth trying. And if not, bookmark it for next summer!

Cheesy Zucchini Rice

By Tracey

Cheesy Zucchini Rice

adapted from Pink Parsley


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated on the large holes of a cheese grater
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • salt and pepper


Combine the water and rice in a medium saucepan. Stir gently and briefly to incorporate. Bring to a rolling boil then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

Turn off the heat, then add the butter and zucchini to the pan. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir to incorporate, then mix in the cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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