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Bowl of roasted veggies and za'atar rice and a white vase with a blue hydrangea

Za’atar Rice with Roasted Veggies

  • Author: Snug and Cozy Life
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description

Za’atar Rice with Roasted Vegetables is an easy healthy recipe that can serve as a side dish or vegetarian dinner.  Roasted veggies are a simple way to use up all of your extra summer produce and totally shine in this best ever seasoned rice!


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Ingredients

For the Rice

  • 1 cup uncooked Jasmine or Basmati rice
  •  1½ cups water
  •  4 scallions, chopped
  •  2 TBSP butter
  •  1 tbsp za’atar spice

For the Roasted Vegetables

  • An assortment of cut-up vegetables of your choice
  •  1 tsp za’atar spice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

 

Rice Cooker Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to your rice cooker’s directions
  2. Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a serving bowl and stir in the butter, chopped scallions, and za’atar spice.

Rice Stovetop Instructions

  1. Place rice and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Once the rice is boiling, cover and reduce heat to low.
  3. Allow the rice to cook until it’s tender, which usually takes 15-18 minutes.
  4. Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a serving bowl and stir in the butter, chopped scallions, and za’atar spice.

 

If you haven’t cooked with za’atar spice in the past, I recommend starting by adding half a tbsp tasting it, and working your way up to a full tbsp if you still want extra flavor.  I always use the full TBSP (and sometimes a bit more) but I know some people can find it overpowering.  

 


Keywords: easy, za'atar rice, roasted vegetables, side dish, vegetarian