Creamy Courgette Rice


This creamy courgette rice is a delicious and easy side dish. Mild in flavour and extra tasty with crunchy almond flakes.

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Creamy courgette rice
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-09-08, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 30 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 13-06-2023

30 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Creamy courgette rice


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  • 300 grams of rice
  • 2 courgettes (zucchini)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 ml cream
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a handful of flaked almonds
  • a small handful of fresh basil
Creamy courgette rice ingredients
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  • medium saucepan or rice cooker
  • optional: colander
  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • 2 small bowls
  • spoon
  • large frying pan
  • wooden spoon

Creamy Courgette Rice

30 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Fill a medium saucepan with water, cook the rice in it, then drain. You can also cook the rice in a rice cooker.

Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Remove the ends of the courgettes and cut them into cubes. Mix the cream together with 3 tablespoons of pesto.

Creamy courgette rice
Creamy courgette rice

Finishing creamy rice with zucchini – 20 minutes

Heat a large frying pan over high heat and toast the flaked almonds in the dry frying pan. Watch carefully, because these burn quickly. Set aside the toasted almonds in a small bowl.

Heat a dash of olive oil in the same pan and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes.

Add the courgette and sauté for a few minutes, then season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked rice and cook for a few more minutes over high heat.

Stir in the pesto cream and season again with salt and pepper. Serve the creamy rice with fresh basil and toasted almonds. Enjoy your dinner!

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Creamy Courgette Rice: frequently asked questions

How much rice per person?

Allow about 75 to 100 grams of uncooked rice per person. Rice becomes 2.5 times as heavy during cooking.

Which vegetables go well with creamy rice?

If you want to add even more vegetables, you could include green beans or peas.