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Roasted Vegetable Rice

Roasted VEgetable Rice makes a great side dish or it is robust enough to be enjoyed as the main course.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed or olive oil
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • Vegetables such as zucchini Vidalia or red onion, carrots, mushrooms, asparagus, peppers, tomatoes, etc.
  • Rice cooked to package directions...use vegetable broth in place of water


  • Combine oil, garlic, salt, and pepper and allow it to sit 30 minutes. If you have a muddler, muddle the garlic a bit to impart flavor quicker.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prep your chosen vegetables, cutting each type of vegetable in similar sizes to allow for even cooking (leave mushrooms and tomatoes whole if using).
  • You want to time the vegetables adding those that cook quicker, later.
  • Carrots 30 minutes
  • Onions 25-30 minutes
  • Zucchini 20 minutes
  • Peppers 20 minutes
  • Asparagus depending on thickness 15-20 minutes
  • Grape tomatoes 15 minutes
  • Add those that take longer to cook first.
  • Be sure to allow space between vegetables, allowing them to roast instead of steam (use two baking sheets if necessary)
  • Toss vegetables as you add them with just a bit of the oil and season with additional salt and pepper.
  • Reserve at least 1 TBS of the seasoned oil to use on the rice.
  • You can also sprinkle with paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder if you wish as well.
  • While vegetable roast, prepare rice according to package directions (using vegetable broth in place of the water).
  • Once rice is finished cooking, toss it with 1 TBS of the seasoned oil (or more if it's left), then place the roasted vegetables over-top of the rice. Pour any pan juices over the rice for extra flavor.


I gave no real measurements for how much rice or vegetables since you can make this for one or 10, it's up to you.
Just back into how many people you want it to serve by how much rice you wish to make.
The garlic oil is also delicious on meats you want to roast, especially beef. Just rub the meat with the seasoned oil then salt and pepper it well.