Cheese Rice with Veggies

This healthy rice recipe is perfect for picky eaters


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil.
  2. Add the minced garlic and rice to the saucepan, and toss until fully coated.
  3. Add the chicken broth and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, and cover the saucepan.
  5. Cooke for 15 to 20 minutes until most of liquid is absorbed.
  6. Remove the rice from the heat, and stir in the grated zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, and cheese.
  7. Ready to serve and eat!