Cheesy Zucchini Rice Recipe | Yummly

Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Christy Bender: "Easy and tasty! A little extra cheese never hurt…" Read More
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  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth (low-sodium)
  • 1 zucchini (medium or 2 small, grated on a box grater or with a food processor, no need to peel beforehand)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons milk (if needed)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium14% DV340mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein22% DV11g
    Carbs11% DV34g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories260Calories from Fat80
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat80
    Total Carbohydrate34g11%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C15%

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


    Christy Bender 2 months ago
    Easy and tasty! A little extra cheese never hurt anyone :)
    Marnie V. 3 months ago
    Easy, delicious and a big hit with the family.
    Beth H. 2 years ago
    The zucchini disappeared into the rice uncooked so I guess that depends on how you would view that. We love zucchini, so I didn't care for that. The cheddar was good in it. My husband liked the change from zucchini chips, boats and the Bisquick (Hodgson Mills) onion pie. The next day, however the rice was watery. I mixed in some parm to compensate for that. I would make it again, but leave the rice spread out on a quarter sheet pan, uncovered in the fridge and warm it up in the oven.
    Nicholas Pyzowski 2 years ago
    Great taste. GreAt way to spice up white rice!! Just the right amount of cheese. I ended up not using the milk.
    Bird 2 years ago
    Super easy to make and good for a quick meal
    Phaedra Jordan 2 years ago
    great...will make again
    Cherilyn M. 2 years ago
    Great!!! So amazingly cheesy!
    Mash Monday M. 2 years ago
    It was nice and easy, we used it as a main course which was perfectly fine. We also added some scrambled egg to the mix to make it more filling though.
    Robbin K. 2 years ago
    a little bit sticky, but flavorful
    Sarah 2 years ago
    This is simple and delicious. I’ve made this many times, having a vegetable in the rice is a one pot meal. Love this recipe!
    Chris Pertz 2 years ago
    Creamy. I don't really taste the zucchini so I would probably add more next time, I only used 1 medium zucchini.
    Danyelle Barron 2 years ago
    Used monetary jack cheese very flavorful!
    wonderfull! I will cut back the pepper next time.
    Juliana L. 2 years ago
    Awesome! Kids especially love it!
    Gabriella Shreeve 3 years ago
    Delicious! A nice twist.
    Stacy Addy 3 years ago
    It is excellent. I followed the recipe and it turned out perfect. Great side.
    Edward Warn 3 years ago
    It was good and the kids seemed to really enjoy it; plus it was a simple side dish to make
    Olivia Riley 3 years ago
    Pretty yummy I’d make it again
    Bryan Leonard 3 years ago
    I switch a few things around. I used black rice and yellow squash.. Everything else stayed the same. It was pretty tasty, but just a little to cheesy for my taste. I’ll probably make this again, but add a few more vegetables for texture
    Goran Svetlečić 3 years ago
    Very tasty. This time, no modification what so ever except using real garlic instead of powder
    Darci Payne 3 years ago
    Easy to make. Taste is adequate.
    Lauren 3 years ago
    It Taste sooooo good. I'm obsessed! The only thing I would do different is that I would roast the rice in a pan after cooking.
    Frank Wimmer 4 years ago
    Pretty good, though a bit on the bland side. Then again, we made the recipe as instructed. I now understand why so many folks here modified the recipe. We loved the concept, but will probably try a different recipe next time.
    Jennifer K. 4 years ago
    This was a hit! My wife is super picky, super, especially when it comes to new recipes! Oh and mixing things, like veggies and rice, so I was hesitant, but I said screw it! I'm making this tonight! She loves zucchini so I figured, it should work out well and it did! I had a medium/large zucchini so I shredded it and squeezed out the excess water first. I also cooked my rice in a rice cooker, but then finished everything off in there as well. I did add about a 1/2 tbs of butter to the rice as well as used a blend of mozzarella cheese and a shredded Mexican blend, cause it's what I had on hand. Delish! And a keeper!
    Cindy F. 4 years ago
    Made tonight. Followed the recipe exactly. Didn't need the milk. Husband and I both loved it! Thanks!
    Great! Easy to make perfect for kids would totally make it again maybe add some more veggies to make it more healthy
    Sarah Pelhan 4 years ago
    My husband loved this but I did a few things differently. First, I used 2 YELLOW zucchini, I cut out the broth and just made the rice in a rice cooker. I sautéed the zucchini in butter until soft then added the cooked rice with milk and spices to the pan. To give it more of a kick I added cheddar and 1/4 a cup of goat cheese. Awesome!!!