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Zucchini Rice

  • 26/07/2006
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 40 min

In Italy risotto has acquired the status of an independent meal, “primo piatto”. Together with the very famous Milanese risotto, which is yellow in colour, due to the use of saffron, especially favourite dishes are risotto with seafood or with vegetables –much like the following very simple, light summer dish.


  • 250 g rice
  • 500 g zucchini, partly peeled and diced
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 20 g butter
  • 150 g spring onions, sliced into rings
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Chicken Stock Powder
  • pepper
  • 50 ml wine
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder


  1. 1.
    Place the onions, garlic and zucchini in frying pan with olive oil, stir through and fry.
  2. 2.
    Add Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder and rice, then braise shortly.
  3. 3.
    Mix in the butter, Vegeta Chicken Stock Powder, pinch of salt, pepper and pour 800 ml water over the mixture. Mix well and cook slowly in a covered pan, stirring the rice occasionally.
  4. 4.
    As the rice becomes a little softer, add the wine and stir (i(you may also add some wine vinegar, accordng to taste).
    Sprinkle over with basil leaves and parsley.


Serve the risotto warm with grated parmesan cheese.


A pan with a thick base is recommended for cooking this risotto.

Little secret

After you add the wine and spices, mix the rice, remove from the heat and leave it covered for 2 minutes.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 451 / 1.885 - -
Fat g 32,57 - -
Carbohydrates g 44,82 - -
Dietary fibre g 6,95 - -
Protein g 16,18 - -
Sodium g 1,07 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.029,57 26 21
Vitamin E mg 9,49 43 43
Vitamin C mg 51,69 69 57
Niacin mg 20,32 145 102
Potassium mg 1.171,57 32 32
Phosphorous mg 912,09 114 114
Magnesium mg 431,53 144 108

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)