Zucchini Pilaf!

Zucchini Pilaf! Recipe

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Ingrid Parker


This Recipe came from "The Frugal Gourmet's" PBS Series a long time ago. We love rice and we love zucchini. This is a delicious combo.


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20 Min
Stove Top


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    2 medium zucchini, sliced (1/4-inch)
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    2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
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    2 garlic cloves, minced
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    1 cup long grain rice
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    2 tbsp. butter
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    1-1/2 cups chicken stock
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    1/2 cup white wine (or chicken stock with 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice)
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    1/2 tsp kosher salt or 1/4 tsp. regular iodized salt)
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    grated parmesan for serving

How to Make Zucchini Pilaf!


  1. Sauté zucchini and garlic in olive oil until just wilted. Remove from skillet
  2. Add butter to pan and sauté rice until it starts to turn golden brown.
  3. Place rice into a saucepan. Add broth, wine and salt and bring to a boil.
    Place zucchini on top BUT DO NOT STIR!
  4. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until rice is done, about 20 minutes.
    Serve sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan.
    NOTE: Please don't use the stuff in The Green Can. :-)

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About Zucchini Pilaf!

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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