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cooked cheesy zucchini rice in a bowl with a fork on the side

Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese, rice, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon dry white wine (optional)
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 1 ½ cups grated zucchini about 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Bring chicken broth and wine to a boil in a medium pot.  Stir in the rice, cover, and reduce heat to low. The liquid will still lightly simmer
  • Cook about 20 minutes. The liquid should be mostly absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and add butter and zucchini. Cover and allow to rest for 3 minutes so the zucchini can cook.
  • Remove cover and stir.  Stir in the cheese, season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Serve hot.


Adapted from Pink Parsely