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Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This colorful rice is a great way to sneak some veggies into the kids!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil and saute onion for 3 minutes (until slightly soft).
  2. Turn up heat to high and add rice.
  3. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and add the carrot and zucchini and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the hot water or stock to rice and gently stir.
  6. Bring up to a boil.
  7. Cover and reduce heat to medium low.
  8. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until rice is tender and cooking liquid has been absorbed.
  9. Add the salt, pepper, parsley, and parmesan and serve immediately.
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3 5

This turned out well. I made it to use up a leek, which could come in handy. (It seems like every time I cook with leeks, I have one left.)

My carrots had seen better days so I decided to toss them instead of using them. (: Used a half can of corn instead (I know, I know) and had a huge zucchini from the garden, so I peeled and shredded it and used about a third. Used chicken broth, long grain white rice and some garlic powder and a dash of cayenne pepper at the end. Oh, and we didn't have any onions so I used some green ones, and 2 tbsps of butter instead of oil. AND didn't have fresh parsely so I followed advice here and used 2 tsps of dried.

Anyway, even though it sounds like I kind of deviated a lot from the recipe I think I still got the general gist, and it's very good! I think I'd like to try finding a way to make this in the rice cooker next time because I've gotten so spoiled that I always seem to over or under cook rice I make in a pan these days. Anyway, very good!

Served this with Parmesan Crusted Tilapa (#169764).

4 5

This rice was very good and I have a feeling I'll be making it whenever we have rice as a side dish. I love that it's loaded with vegetables but that nobody really notices them! Even hubby (who is anti-veggie) said he like it! Thanks for a yummy way to sneak in more veggies!