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Parmesan Zucchini Rice

Parmesan Zucchini Rice

Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:20 minutes Total Time:40 minutes Servings: 4(1 cup servings)

Rice with plenty of fresh zucchini, parmesan and a splash of lemon!

  • 1 tablespoon oil (or butter)
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup rice (long grained)
  • 2 cups water (or broth)
  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the rice and water, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  4. Mix the zucchini and parmesan in and let the cheese melt.
  5. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest and dill before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

Option: Add 1 pinch red pepper flakes along with the garlic.
Option: Use a different herb, such as parsley, basil, cilantro, etc.
Option: Mix in a sliced green onion along with the herb.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 273, Fat 6g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 140mg, Carbs 45g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g), Protein 7g

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