Enjoy this tasty delicacy prepared with three main ingredients, rice, zucchini, and cheese. This dish is perfect when served as a side dish and can be munched on at any time of the day. So, see how this dish is prepared with our simple and easy recipe of the day.

Zucchini Rice Recipe Card

The rich cheesy flavour that is added to the rice and zucchini along with some other vegetables, makes this is the best side dish to munch on.

Total Time :
35 min
Preparation Time :
10 min
Cooking Time :
25 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Poornima Pandey


  • 1/2 Cup Rice
  • 1 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Zucchini (with skin)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Of Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Of Butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Red Peppers Whole
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice


Step 1
Start by heating the oil and butter in a pan on a medium flame.
Step 2
Test the oil by adding one cumin seed, if the cumin cracks, your oil is perfectly hot.
Step 3
Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, bay leaves and red pepper to the oil.
Step 4
Now add rice and stir fry it for about 2-3 minutes.
Step 5
Now add water, zucchini, lemon juice and salt to the mixture and then let it simmer while you stir occasionally.
Step 6
Stir this till a boil appears. Then lower the flame and cover the pan with a lid.
Step 7
Cook the rice for about 15 minutes and you're done!
Step 8
Melt some cheese over the rice and serve hot with yogurt, pickle or soup.