Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Zucchini Rice

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Spruce up a simple rice side dish with some shredded zucchini, black beans, corn, a squeeze of lime juice and a handful of chopped cilantro for a healthy, satisfying and refreshing side dish on a hot spring or summer day. This is perfectly paired with grilled chicken, fish, or even as a side to your favorite tacos. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 zucchini, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large saucepan of 3 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.

Remove from heat and stir in black beans, corn, zucchini, butter, lime juice and cilantro. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Fluff rice with a fork; season with salt and pepper, to taste

Serve immediately.

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