10-Minute Vegetable and Rice Medley

This 10-Minute Vegetable and Rice Medley couldn’t be easier! Minute® Instant White Rice, zucchini, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese make this dish quick and delicious.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 tsp fresh dill
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • This 10-Minute Vegetable and Rice Medley is a breeze to prepare. Zucchini, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese make this dish quick and delicious. Break out of your routine tonight with a different but trouble-free side dish.

    Step 1

  • Combine broth, zucchini and dill in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

    Step 2

  • Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Add tomatoes and cheese. Stir gently until well blended.

The Ultimate Side Dish

Rice is a favorite side dish because it can be served with practically everything. When it comes to rice, there are also tons of options to choose from. While some people enjoy traditional, plain white rice, others prefer fiber-dense alternatives such as whole grain brown rice or rice and quinoa blends. No matter what rice variety you choose, there are many ways you can boost its natural flavor.

Luckily, with Minute® Rice, it’s all about quality and ease of use. This frees up your time to choose your favorite mix-ins or flavor boosters. This effortless 10-Minute Vegetable and Rice Medley is an excellent example of how to make an exciting side dish in 10 minutes, or less.

Rice Ratio

To cook Minute® Instant White Rice, simply bring water to a boil and stir in the rice. The water to rice ratio is easy to remember as it’s 1 to 1. Calculating the right amount of rice to make is also easy. Cooking for 2? You’ll need a cup of rice and a cup of water. Cooking for 4? Double up! Boil 2 cups of water and then add 2 cups of rice. Cooking for 6? Mix 3 cups of rice into 3 cups of boiling water.

A simple rule of thumb is to count about half a cup of dry rice for every person who will be eating.

Flavored Infusions

Feel free to substitute water with different liquids to add flavor to your rice. Instead of water, you can use your favorite type of broth. If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, use fruit juices such as apple, pineapple or orange juice instead of water. Other typical flavor boosters come from adding fresh herbs or seasonings to the water when boiling — from mint and basil to ground cumin or cinnamon, almost anything goes! A splash of your favorite flavored oil, is another way to boost flavor.

Rice medleys offer an excellent opportunity to introduce more vegetables into your diet with little to no effort. This recipe calls for tomatoes and zucchini, but you can add whatever vegetables you have in the fridge.