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zucchini and rice pilaf

ingredients:

  • 1/2 box rice pilaf (from rice-a-roni)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • zucchini, cut in rounds or diced long
  • season salt and olive oil

I loveee this light, summery lunch that is (half!) the serving size. I just finished it up and I feel just-enough full, which is my favorite way to feel after a meal. It's a breeze to prepare, about 15-20 minutes cook time. I get the zucchini cooked separately in a smaller pan, with just  a little olive oil and season salt (I use Penzey's) and brown to your liking. The rice pilaf is pretty easy, because I just halve the directions on the box. The butter makes it not the most healthy thing, but it is delicious and pretty quick for a nice lunch or small dinner. buon appetito! 

ciao, xo