Rice and Zucchini Bake!

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

This is a rice and veggie dish, but you can cook some meat and add it in if you wish.

It is good as is or with meats.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

4 c
water, boiling
2 c
rice
1 tsp
salt
4
green onions (minced)
1 large
onion (diced)
1 large
bell pepper (diced... i use red) (slivered or diced)
2 lb
small zucchini (4 green and 4 yellow) sliced into 1/2 inch thick
1 can(s)
(26 ounces) pasta sauce
1 tsp
each: dry basil, anise seeds, garlic powder

TOPPING:

1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 pkg
mozzarella cheese (8 - 16 ounces)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a sauce pan. Add the salt. Add the rice. Cook covered on low heat for 20 minutes (or until rice is done).
3
In another sauce pan, cook the onions for 5 minutes, add the remaining vegetables and cook for 5 more minutes. When the zucchini is tender, remove from heat. Drain well.
4
Add pasta sauce and spices to pan. Gently fold in the cooked rice.
5
Put rice and vegetable mixture into 9x13 inch baking dish.
6
Sprinkle top of veggies and rice mixture with the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the Mozzarella Cheese over the top.

Bake uncovered for 25 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is melted and golden.
7
*** Serve with a salad and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy