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


  • 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


  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.