Grilled Zucchini, Rice and Cheese Dish

    1 hour 10 minutes

    Zucchini, rice, cheese and eggs cooked then grilled till crispy. Makes a great side dish or lunch or a vegetarian dinner.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
    • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
    • 500g zucchini
    • 65g butter
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup (60g) grated Parmesan cheese
    • 60g grated cheddar cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup bread crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Bring water to boil, add rice. When water returns to a boil, reduce temperature to low. Cover rice and cook until rice is tender.
    2. Cut ends from zucchini and steam until tender. keep one zucchini for garnish then dice the rest of them. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    3. Combine butter and oil in a large pot and heat until butter is melted. Add rice and diced zucchini, then saute until golden, stirring frequently. Stir in the cheeses until melted and add salt and pepper to taste. Let cool slightly, then stir in eggs quickly. Pour into a prepared baking dish and sprinkle generously with breadcrumbs.
    4. Slice the remaining zucchini and arrange around the top then drizzle melted butter all over.
    5. Grill under a medium grill until lightly browned and bubbly.

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    This was a disaster for me..... not sure what went wrong, but I couldn't saute the rice and zucchini, then it just got all gluggy...... and as for grilling until it became brown and bubbly NAHHH! Put it in the oven. Not sure how it tastes yet - it's still cooking.  -  30 Apr 2011


    This recipe is definitely a good starter. I gave it 5 stars after making the following changes: used 2c. brown rice (instead of white) and cooked it in vegetable broth instead of water, increased the parmesan cheese to 3/4 c., increased the shredded cheddar to about 5 oz, increased the eggs to 4. I also followed other reader's advice and sauteed the zucchini with 1/2 c. margerine (omitted the oil) and about 1 T. of minced garlic instead of steaming it. I also added about 1 c. of diced carrots to the saute for color and extra vitamins. I topped it with 3/4 c. crushed Ritz crackers instead of bread crumbs and baked it at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes and did not broil it at all. It came out delicious and my whole family loved it. Next time I will probably top it with some cheese, as well as the cracker crumbs.  -  17 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a great way to use up all the summer zucchini! My only complaint was the rice seemed unapparent, so I doubled the amount of rice, and lowered the amount of oil/butter and it was yummy!!  -  26 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)