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Yellow Squash and Zucchini Rice Pilaf

From TheIncredibleBulks.com

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 92kcal
Summer squash rice pilaf is a tasty and easy side dish. Tender carrots, zucchini and yellow squash are mixed with creamy rice. Best part is, it pairs well with pretty much anything!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups broth low-sodium chicken or veggie
  • 2/3 cup long grain rice
  • 1 cup sliced yellow squash
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • Fresh herbs of your choice (optional) basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, dill, etc
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium high heat, cook carrots and onions until tender-about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, rice, salt and pepper and bring everything to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer. Cover and simmer for 13 minutes.
  • Uncover and stir, making sure remove any rice that may be sticking to the bottom of the sauce pan. Mix in yellow squash and zucchini.
  • Recover and simmer an additional 5-10 mins, or until the rice is tender.
  • If desired, garnish individual servings with your favorite fresh herbs and salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.6g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 1.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.7g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg