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Zucchini and rice gratin

Based on 5 ratings

“You’ll be amazed at how far this recipe stretches just a little bit of rice, and packs in a big punch of zucchini flavor. It’s like risotto without all the stirring, so what’s not to love? If you don’t have parboiled rice, parboil regular rice for approx. 8 - 10 min. before adding it to the recipe.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
800 g green zucchinis
100 g parboiled rice
onion
2 cloves garlic
4 tbsp olive oil
dried thyme
200 ml vegetable broth
100 g grated Parmesan cheese
pepper
vegetable oil (for greasing)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • baking dish (10 in.)

Nutrition per serving

Cal
360
Protein
14 g
Fat
21 g
Carb
31 g
  • Step 1/3

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F. Slice zucchini into thin discs. Finely dice the onion and mince the garlic.
    • 800 g green zucchinis
    • onion
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • oven
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F. Slice zucchini into thin discs. Finely dice the onion and mince the garlic.

  • Step 2/3

    Heat half of the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the onions for approx. 5 min., or until soft. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for 1 - 2 min. Add vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Then add the rice and cook for approx. 7 min., or until almost cooked through.
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • dried thyme
    • 200 ml vegetable broth
    • 100 g parboiled rice
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    Heat half of the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the onions for approx. 5 min., or until soft. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for 1 - 2 min. Add vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Then add the rice and cook for approx. 7 min., or until almost cooked through.

  • Step 3/3

    Grease a baking dish with some vegetable oil and make a layer of zucchini slices, letting them overlap slightly. Add a thin layer of the rice mixture on top and sprinkle with a thin layer of Parmesan. Repeat this process until all ingredients are used up. Season with pepper and finish with a layer of Parmesan. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 30 - 35 min., or until golden brown. Enjoy!
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 100 g grated Parmesan cheese
    • vegetable oil (for greasing)
    • pepper
    • baking dish (10 in.)

    Grease a baking dish with some vegetable oil and make a layer of zucchini slices, letting them overlap slightly. Add a thin layer of the rice mixture on top and sprinkle with a thin layer of Parmesan. Repeat this process until all ingredients are used up. Season with pepper and finish with a layer of Parmesan. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 30 - 35 min., or until golden brown. Enjoy!