Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Rice

Made in ONE POT! So easy. So cheesy. So garlicky. A side dish for all of your meals! Can be made with brown rice or quinoa.

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Rice - Made in ONE POT! So easy. So cheesy. So garlicky. A side dish for all of your meals! Can be made with brown rice or quinoa.

The pictures don’t do this zucchini rice any justice. So for that, I apologize.

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You’ll just have to take my word for it. Because really, would I lie to you?

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Rice - Made in ONE POT! So easy. So cheesy. So garlicky. A side dish for all of your meals! Can be made with brown rice or quinoa.

The answer is no. So get to the grocery store and buy your zucchini and cheese. STAT. Because this needs to be made like yesterday.

And if you’re a little bit health conscious, brown rice or even quinoa would be a great substitute.

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Rice - Made in ONE POT! So easy. So cheesy. So garlicky. A side dish for all of your meals! Can be made with brown rice or quinoa.

But the combination of the garlic, cheese and freshly grated zucchini knocks this right out of the park, and you’ll never want plain rice EVER again.

For that, I apologize again.

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Rice

Made in ONE POT! So easy. So cheesy. So garlicky. A side dish for all of your meals! Can be made with brown rice or quinoa.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth*
  • 1 cup rice*
  • 2 zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir in vegetable broth and rice. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until rice is cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in zucchini and cheese; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and let stand until cheese has melted, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.

*Water can be substituted.

*Brown rice or quinoa can be substituted, but cooking time may have to be adjusted as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 259.2 Calories from Fat 101.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.3g 17%
Saturated Fat 6.9g 35%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 31.1mg 10%
Sodium 155.2mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 29.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 1.9g
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.