Zucchini Rice

A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!

Zucchini Rice - A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!

With zucchini season in full throttle, this side dish needs to be made stat.

Zucchini Rice - A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!

It doesn’t even really need to be a side.

Zucchini Rice - A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!

You can have this for dinner.

Zucchini Rice - A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!

I already had two bowls of this.

Zucchini Rice - A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!

And I’m just about to get my third.

Zucchini Rice - A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!

Yes, it’s just that good. And you can add more veggies to your liking.

Zucchini Rice - A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!

It can also work as breakfast – just throw in a fried egg on top and you’re set. See, it’s not only incredibly versatile but it’s also fitting for every single meal. Done.

Zucchini Rice

A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 zucchini, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan of 3 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in black beans, corn, zucchini, butter, lime juice and cilantro. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Fluff rice with a fork; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 291.4 Calories from Fat 9.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 431.5mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 62.2g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7.3g 29%
Sugars 3.8g
Protein 9.8g 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.