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Something on the side


CheesyZucchiniRice

I tried a new side dish recently that I had pinned on Pinterest quite a while ago. Rob and I both liked it and thought it was tasty and attractive. I served it with some boneless pork chops but it would also pair well with fish or chicken. Another plus is that it uses zucchini, so tuck this one away for later in the summer when zucchini is bountiful and people start leaving bags of it on your porch--if you are so fortunate.

Cheesy Zucchini Rice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup white rice
2 cups chicken broth
1 or 2 small zucchini, grated
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder or Johnny's Seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet then add the rice. Stir and cook until the rice starts to turn light brown. Add the broth and then cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Most of the liquid should be absorbed. Add the zucchini, cheese, and garlic powder and mix well. Cover and let stand for about five minutes to melt the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste and then serve.

PlatedCheesyZucchiniRice
Any new recipes coming from your kitchen lately?

Becka


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2 Comments on “Something on the side”

  1. #1 Barbara H.
    on May 27th, 2015 at 9:35 am

    That looks really good. I like to find good side dishes – I tend to reach for boxed stuff for side dishes more than anything else and need to increase my repertoire.

  2. #2 Ann B.
    on May 28th, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Looks delicious! I will try it this summer when the squash comes in. It looks like it would be good with Parmesan cheese also.


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