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The kids are back to school. I have to go back to the office. We all need to adjust the big time. I have been working at home for more than a year since the pandemic started and the kids are homeschooled. Working in the comfort of your home and at the office is very different. While staying at home, I was able to multi-task – work, meetings, and chores. But since we are all back to our normal life and routine, I have to think of ways to accommodate both work and house chores, especially prepping meals for my family. Thank goodness for simple recipes I’ve collected over time. They are very convenient and the perfect option for busy days. Like this cheesy zucchini rice. It’s a delicious side dish that even my fussiest eaters love! It’s made with only a few readily available ingredients and super easy to throw together. This has been our favorite side dish for years. And I go-to an easy, quick, and nutritious meal.



1 medium or 2 small zucchini, grated (about 2 c.)

1 c. white rice

1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 c. chicken broth

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1-2 tbsp milk

1 tsp salt, plus pepper to taste

How to make Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Step 1: Place the rice and broth in a medium saucepan. Stir well and bring to a boil.

Step 2: Once boiling, decrease the heat to a simmer. Put the lid on and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.

Step 3: Take the pan off the heat, then stir in the zucchini, cheese, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. If the sauce is too thick, add more milk to thin the sauce out.

Step 4: Serve the cheesy zucchini rice immediately. Enjoy!


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