Recipe: Zucchini Skillet

Why not whip up a healthy, kid friendly dinner tonight?

This Cheesy Zucchini Black Bean Skillet is a perfect recipe to kick off your healthy new habit.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 1/2 cups cooked rice

• 1 1/2 cups zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced

• 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

• 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

• 1/4 to 1/3 cup vegetable stock (optional)

• 1 can (14.5 oz.) Black beans, drained and rinsed

• 1 can (14.5 oz.) Fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

• 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese (or any good melting cheese)

Directions:

1.Together: Prep ingredients.

2.Adult: Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.

3.Together: Add zucchini, garlic, crushed red pepper and bell pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans and undrained tomatoes (adding a little vegetable stock here is optional, see note).

4.Adult: Increase the heat to medium high and add the cooked rice. Stir well. Cover, remove from heat and let stand 7 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

5.Kid: Sprinkle with cheese.

6.Together: Replace the lid until the cheese is melted.

7.Serve and enjoy.

This recipe was created by Patrice of Circle B Kitchen and appears in the free Kids Cook Monday Family Dinner Date E-Cookbook.

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