Quick & Easy Rice & Veggies Side Dish

Chris loves rice, Dillon hates it lol. I decided to make some rice for Chris last night for dinner but I wanted to do something different than what I would usually make.

I knew I still had some leftover zucchini from the lasagna and I had some tomato and onion.  From that I knew what I was going to make.  And cooking it in the microwave made it a 15 minute side dish, including chopping the veggies!

I hope you enjoy!



I used the following ingredients to make my Quick & Easy rice dish.


I put the broth, instant rice, water, soya sauce, basil and diced zucchini in a microwave safe bowl.


I microwaved it on high for about 6 minutes until the rice was nice and fluffy and the zucchini had softened a bit, stirring half way through.



I added the parmesan, tomatoes and onions and microwaved it for an additional 2 minutes.


And here is my Quick & Easy Rice & Veggies side dish!




Quick & Easy Rice & Veggies Side Dish

Preparation Time: 10 minutes  Cooking time: 8 minutes  Servings: 4


  • 2 cups Instant Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp. Soya Sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried Basil
  • 1 cup diced Zucchini
  • 1 cup diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped Green onion
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan


  1. In a large microwaveable bowl, add rice, broth, water, soya sauce, zucchini and basil.
  2. Microwave on high for 6 minutes, stirring half way through.
  3. After the 6 minutes, add the diced tomatoes, parmesan and chopped onion and mix well.
  4. Microwave an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.


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