Cheesy Zucchini Rice

When a cheesy side dish is what you’re craving, give this recipe a try! It’ll satisfy your craving, and is packed with veggies, so you won’t feel bad about indulging!

Rice Primavera


This side dish is so simple and packs so much flavor, it is great for a busy week night! The best part? This recipe only has 229 calories per serving!

I found this recipe in one of my new favorite cookbooks. It is a Cooking Light cookbook from 1997 that Dan found for me. It contains so many quick and easy recipes that are also low on calories! Be prepared to see a lot of recipes from this cookbook in the future!

Rice Primavera

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken flavored bouillon granules
  • 1 cup instant brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 can no salt added french style green beans
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan, bring to boil. Stir in rice, cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, saute mushrooms and red pepper for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add in green beans, mixing, and saute for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice into vegetables, mixing well. Top with Parmesan cheese.

21 Day Fix Container Count (1/2 recipe)

1 yellow
1 green
1/2 blue

Veggie Fried Rice


This healthy and flavorful side dish comes together in a flash! It is the perfect pairing for your favorite Chinese food dishes, or could be eaten on it’s own. Experiment with your favorite vegetables, or even try adding chicken or beef right into the fried rice for a simple and quick dinner!