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Lemon Rice with Zucchini, Roasted Peppers and Feta Cheese
Lemon Rice with Zucchini, Roasted Peppers and Feta Cheese

Category: Side Dish | Serves: 8

(74 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 170
Protein: 6 g
Carbs: 26 g
Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 180 mg
Fiber: 2 g

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This recipe is full of color and flavor. You'll rave over the mixture of lemon, garlic, zucchini and red and yellow peppers.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small lemon, peeled and sliced
1 cup long-grain rice, preferably brown
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 large zucchini, sliced
2 red bell peppers
1 yellow bell pepper
4 oz. feta cheese

*You may substitute jarred roasted peppers packed in water in place of fresh to save time.
1 In a medium saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
2 Add the garlic and lemon and sauté for 2 minutes.
3 Add the rice, vegetable stock, rosemary and bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium.
4 Partially cover the saucepan and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until broth is completely absorbed and rice is just tender. Add more broth or water if mixture becomes too dry.
5 Roast the peppers: Cut peppers into quarters and remove stem, seeds, and membranes.
6 Line a baking sheet with foil. Place peppers down on foil, skin side up and press each segment to lie flat on sheet.
7 Bake in an oven at 425º for 20 minutes or until skin is blackened and blistered.
8 Remove peppers from oven and place in a paper bag. Close bag and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove and discard skins then slice each pepper.
9 In a large frying pan, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of the olive oil on medium-high heat, then add the zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes until the zucchini begins to soften then reduce heat to medium.
10 Add the peppers, rice and feta cheese to the frying pan then gently fold ingredients together. Cook for an additional minute until heated through then serve.

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