"The first zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe."--John Gould, Monstrous Depravity, 1963

Zuicchini lovers casserole Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Neenan
Added: Saturday, February 23, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/3 c.long-grain white rce
1 1/2 lb. zucchini (about 3 medium) sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
6 1/2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/2 lb. plum tomatoes, sliced crosswise and thinly sliced
1 med. onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. chopped thyme
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano divided

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees with racks in upper or lower thirds. Cook according to package instructions. While rice cooks, toss zucchini wit 1 tbsp. oil and1/2 tsp. salt in a shallow baking pan. Toss tomatoes with 1/2 tsp. oil and 1/4 tsp. salt in another baking pan. Roast zucchini in upper third of oven and tomatoes in lower third,turning vegetables once halfway through roasting, until tender and light golden, abou 10 minutes. 20 minutes for the zucchini. Leave oven on. Meanwhile cook onion and garlic wiht the 1/2 tsp salt in 2 tbsp. oil in a large heavy skillet, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until very tender, 15 - 20 minutes. Stir together mixture, cooked rice, eggs, thyme, 1/4 c. cheese, 1 tbsp oil, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Spread half remaining rice in shallow 2 quart baking disn, then top with half zuchinni. Spread remaining rice mixture over zucchini, then top with remaining zuchinni. Top with tomatoes and drizzle with remaining 2 tbsp. oil., then sprinkle with remaining 1/4 c. cheese. Bake in upper third of oven until set and golden brown, about 20 min.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
about 1/1/4 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great meatless main dish. Serve with a light salad.

 

 

 

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