Kid-Friendly Confetti Rice

Kid-Friendly Confetti Rice

Pretty, colorful Confetti Rice is a sure way to get the kids to eat their veggies!

I love this little recipe. It’s super fast, ready in about 20 minutes, easy, cheap, and just a perfect, healthy side for my family during the week. And just LOOK at it – pretty veggies with lots of colors and fun little pieces. And corn – kids always go for corn. So even though this dish is loaded with veggies, they are presented in a way that is less intimidating – kindof like a little trickery don’cha think? I am totally not above tricking my kids to get them to eat what I want. (insert devilish grin here) And MY 3 year old actually ate this!! Voluntarily! And loved it!!!!!!!! He ate this up like there was no tomorrow and even asked for more making me one happy mamma 🙂

Kid-Friendly Confetti Rice 
  1. 1 c jasmine rice, uncooked
  2. 1 medium yellow squash, diced
  3. 1 large zucchini, diced
  4. 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  5. 1/2 T extra virgin olive oil
  6. kosher salt
  7. 1 T light butter or 2 t extra virgin olive oil
  8. 1 c whole kernel corn, thawed if frozen
  9. 1/4 c fresh snipped chives
  10. fresh cracked pepper
  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. Place the diced veggies on a rimmed bake sheet. Toss in the olive oil. Season with a couple pinches kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  3. Cook the rice according to package directions. At the same time, put the veggies in the oven at 400F for 15 minutes to cook. Both the rice and veggies will then be done at about the same time.
  4. To a large bowl, add the cooked rice and light butter and combine as the butter melts (something needs to be added to the rice or it'll get all gummy. I like Olivio spread because it's just butter, olive oil, and a little canola oil). Add the cooked veggies, corn, chives, and a pinch pepper to the rice. Taste for seasoning and add more salt to taste (it will need salt). Yield: 4 adult-sized servings.
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  • Julie @ HostessAtHeart

    Very pretty dish and a great way to use fresh produce!

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you so much Julie!

  • Bethany

    This looks very delicious! The colors are so fun. 🙂

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      Thank you Bethany!

  • Patty Haxton Anderson

    Erica, what a great recipe you made!

  • Debi @ Life Currents

    hee hee… if it’s kid-friendly, then my husband should eat it too! But seriously, it looks great! Perfect for summer too!

  • Emily

    that is so pretty!!! Pinned this!

  • Theresa @DearCreatives

    I love rice and veggies! Can’t wait to try your recipe. Found you from a hop over at Jamie’s. Stop by sometime.
    Theresa @DearCreatives

  • Lizzi

    My niece used to be a really picky eater. I had to find creative ways to get her try anything. But she would LOVE this. Zucchini and corn are her favorite vegetables. Pinned!

  • Tracey @ Salty Sweet Life

    What a pretty dish! I’d gobble that right up, too!

  • shauna

    Will definitely try!

  • Michelle

    This is so pretty and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday.

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Michelle!

  • Peter @Feed Your Soul Too

    Really beautiful presentation.

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Peter!

  • Diane Balch

    Very colorful and fun looking. I love the addition of corn. Pinned.

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