Finely diced zucchini and fresh lemon zest are a simple and tasty addition to plain rice.

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Recipe Summary

30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in rice, zucchini, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and cook until the rice is tender and all the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 17 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

  • Microwave Variation:

  • Combine oil and shallots in a microwave-safe 2 1/2-quart casserole; microwave on High until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add broth, rice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Cover casserole with a lid or vented plastic wrap and microwave on High for 5 minutes. Stir once, cover and microwave on Medium, without stirring, for 7 minutes. 3. Add zucchini and cook until the rice is tender, an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 41.3g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 1.3g 5% DV; sugars 1.8g; fat 2.8g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 258IU 5% DV; vitamin c 11.5mg 19% DV; folate 198.1mcg 50% DV; calcium 27.9mg 3% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 24.5mg 9% DV; potassium 305.7mg 9% DV; sodium 506.5mg 20% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 30% DV.

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This is great recipe to accompany chicken or pork. I have been using it for 2 years now. Read More