I was a very (very) lazy cook this summer but one of my favorite new discoveries was this cheesy zucchini rice. For starters, it's so simple- you can't mess it up. Then there's the benefit that there's a veggie hidden in my cheesy delicious rice, so it MUST be healthy, right? I love side dishes more than main meals in almost all instances and this is a side dish worth celebrating!
Source: A Taste of Home Cooking, originally from Pink Parsley
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup long-grain white rice
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium zucchini, grated on the large holes of a cheese grater then wrung dry
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
Salt and pepper, to taste
1- Bring the broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the rice, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
2- Remove from heat, add the butter and zucchini, and cover. Allow to stand 5 minutes, then stir to incorporate. Stir in the cheese, season liberally with salt and pepper, and serve.