Add a pork chop and I'd call this dinner:@)
Zucchini and Rice
1/2 C onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 C green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 C water-the zucchini will provide the rest of the liquid
3/4 C tomato sauce
1/2 C rice-preferably white long grain, I only had brown so that's what I used
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
Few grinds of black pepper
1 (6") zucchini, grated
- Saute onion in olive oil until it softens up a bit, 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and green pepper, cook for 1 minute more.
- Add water, tomato sauce, rice, paprika, salt and black pepper. Mix, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Note: This is for white rice, you'll need to cook brown rice longer, maybe 25-30 minutes while adding some extra water if necessary.
- Add zucchini and cook for 7-10 minutes longer, or until rice is done.
This is moist and creamy, the paprika really gives it a subtle "different" flavor and it's
a great way to use up some garden zucchini! Easily doubled, etc.
Oh and, if you're familiar with the "real" all zucchini recipe, I'd love it if you'd share:@)
Eat well and have a happy day!