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Rice with Summer Squash

I don't usually create my own recipes, but this one passed my palate test. It offers a buttery flavor that those of us who are watching our weight miss at times. -Heather Ratigan of Kaufman, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped


  • In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook carrots and onion in butter until tender. Stir in the broth, rice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 13 minutes.
  • Stir in yellow squash and zucchini. Cover and simmer 6-10 minutes longer or until rice and vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 123 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • meaganteal
    Sep 27, 2015

    Delicious!! Great flavor. Will make again.I would say more, but for some reason, whatever I add, it says I am using inappropriate language. ?? very weird....

  • dbeauche
    Aug 24, 2015

    I liked the idea of using vegetables with the rice. I omitted the carrots (because I didn't have any), but added petite diced tomatoes. I also used brown rice for a healthier alternative. The whole family liked it.

  • Debann507
    Jan 3, 2013

    My family loved this dish even though summer squash not a favorite. I added garlic and sautéed the carrots and onion in a out 1 tbs of olive oil and butter. I added more and chicken broth because everyone loves rice. Would definitely make this again.

  • annmarie72483
    Jul 22, 2012

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  • shirlmygirl
    Jan 24, 2012

    Just wondering if this would have been healthier to have cooked with brown rice and water rather than white rice and chicken broth . . . . Very tasty.

  • kgraves_gd
    Oct 2, 2011

    My family loves this recipe. It's simple and easy to make. Like others said, I substitute brown rice and I also add a little bit of garlic.

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    Jul 7, 2011

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    Jun 22, 2011

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    Jun 18, 2011

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  • Monica Holbert
    Apr 30, 2011

    This was surprisingly delicious. I substituted a wild rice blend for the long grain and it was very tasty, I will be adding this to my rotation for sure, even my toddler loved this recipe.