Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Original Recipe HERE

Kids didn't like this much, but it was an easy dish and a good way to get a smidge of veggies into their stomachs.  Maybe if I'd added more cheese, they would have been distracted by the presence of their favorite dairy product and gobbled it up.

To healthify it next time, I'll use quick-cooking brown rice (which will also make for a much quicker prep).  Also, I'll add more seasoning (garlic powder?) for a more pronounced flavor.

2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup long-grain white rice
2 Tablespoons butter
1 medium zucchini
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
salt and pepper, to taste

(1) Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in rice.  Cover; reduce heat to low.
(2) Cook 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
(3) While rice cooks, grate zucchini on larger holes of cheese grater.
(4) Remove rice from heat.  Add butter and zucchini; cover. Allow to stand 5 minutes.
(5) Stir rice and zucchini mixture. Stir in cheese; season with salt and pepper.

Kid Participation: None.

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