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Easiest Green Beans

Greens beans are a wonderful summer vegetable, but they can be kind of a pain in the rear to cook. If you cook them too much they become mushy and too little and they are not tender. This is the best and easiest way to cook green beans that have amazing flavor. And it is also the easiest way to make them. Your whole family will enjoy this recipe.

Cut the ends off of the green beans and thinly slice shallots.

thinly slice shallots

Add shallots and garlic powder to the pan. Add the green beans after.

garlic powder

Add chicken broth to the mixture. Cover and let the green beans cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

Easiest Green Beans

Author: Meagan {I Eat Therefore I Cook}
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Serves: 4
Tender green beans cooked in shallot and garlic powder.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP Pepper
  • 1 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth

Instructions

  1. Trim ends off of green beans. Add olive oil to a large frying pan.Preheat l to medium-high heat. Once hot, add shallot and garlic powder. Stir and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add green beans. Mix together. Add chicken broth and cover. Reduce heat to medium and let cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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CILANTRO LIME JALAPENO CORN

cilantro corn

Usually, I am a purist when it comes to corn with only butter and a bit of pepper. But after seeing flavored corn over and over again, I decided to try it.  Wow, was I missing out? The flavors in this butter take the corn to the next level and give it a great twist. So when you think you are sick of corn this summer ( though, how could you ever be), try this new version.  All you do is mix the ingredients in the butter and let it sit. Then melt it all over the corn and you are finished.

CILANTRO LIME JALAPENO CORN

PREP TIME: 5 mins
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Fresh corn with a lime, cilantro, jalapeno butter.
Author: Meagan {I Eat Therefore I Cook}
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ears of fresh corn, cleaned and shucked
  • FOR THE BUTTER:
  • 3 TBSP Butter softened
  • 1 TBSP Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 TBSP Jalapeno, Chopped
  • 1 TBSP Lime Juice
  • 1 TSP Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add corn and cook about 15 min.
  2. Mix butter with all other ingredients until evenly distributed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Spread the desired amount of butter over corn. ENJOY!

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Zucchini Rice

zucchini rice

This rice is a wonderful side that goes well with any BBQ, especially chicken. It uses lots of summer zucchini, red onion and garlic to make a savory flavourful rice.

Saute the onions and the garlic

Add zucchini and spices:

Add chicken broth:

Zucchini Rice

Author: Meagan {I Eat Therefore I Cook}
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Serves: 4
Creamy rice with zucchini and red onion mixed in with spices

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup long grained rice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 TSP Paprika
  • 1 TSP Chili Powder

Instructions:

  1. Place saucepan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, red onion, and garlic. Saute until onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini and spices. Saute until zucchini begins to cook, 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken broth and rice, stir and cover. Reduce to medium-low and let simmer for 20 minutes until rice is tender.
  3. Fluff rice with a fork and serve.

Need a twist? Try this Zucchini Fried Rice recipe.