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Easy Italian Rice

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We love rice dishes that are full of veggies, ’cause it helps add color to our table and nutrition to our bodies. This recipe for Easy Italian Rice is simple, flavorful, and beautiful.

What you will need:

  • 1 cup long- or whole-grain uncooked rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow squash
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

What to do:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine rice and 1-1/2 cups of chicken broth; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about 15 minutes; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter; cook the carrots, zucchini, and yellow squash 2 to 3 minutes, or just until softened. Add wine and cook 2 more minutes; set aside and keep warm.
  3. Over medium-high heat, add remaining broth to rice and stir until broth is absorbed. Stir in cooked vegetables, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately.

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