Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Recipe

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup long-grain white rice
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium or 2 small zucchini, grated (I used a cheese grater, had Normy help with this part)
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1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
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1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
splash of milk, as needed
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Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
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Add the rice
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and stir to coat.
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Toast the rice, stirring often, just until it starts to turn golden.

Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and cover.
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Cook, covered,
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for 15 – 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
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Remove from the heat and add the butter,
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grated zucchini,
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cheddar,
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and garlic powder. Stir until well incorporated.
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Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

Stir again and add salt and pepper to taste and a splash of milk if you’d like to thin out the texture a little bit.
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I served mine with a little bit more grated cheese on top
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Here is that recipe for you again:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup long-grain white rice
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium or 2 small zucchini, grated (I used my food processor but a cheese grater would work well, too)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
splash of milk, as needed

Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.

Add the rice and stir to coat. Toast the rice, stirring often, just until it starts to turn golden.

Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and cover.

Cook, covered, for 15 – 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.

Remove from the heat and add the butter, grated zucchini, cheddar, and garlic powder. Stir until well incorporated. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

Stir again and add salt and pepper to taste and a splash of milk if you’d like to thin out the texture a little bit.

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