Braces-Friendly Recipe: Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Looking for a tasty and healthy item to add to the menu that anyone with braces can eat? Try this delicious cheesy zucchini rice recipe, packed with healthy vegetables and comforting cheese. Vegetables are also very important for oral health, so sneaking them in when possible is very beneficial. Add some soft baked or boiled chicken, and you’ve got a healthy and easy braces-safe meal!

Originally From the Baker Upstairs

1 cup white rice
2 cups chicken broth
1 medium or 2 small zucchini, grated (about 2 cups)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste
1-2 tablespoons milk

In a medium sauce pan, combine rice and broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in zucchini, cheese, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Stir in milk if needed to thin out the sauce. Serve warm.

Stay tuned for more easy and delicious recipes that are soft enough for anyone who wears braces. This recipe is especially perfect the day after a tightening or when braces have first been put on when the teeth are more sensitive.

Posted on January 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

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