This one-pot zucchini and rice recipe is another delicious way to enjoy zucchini the Mediterranean way. Zucchini and rice are cooked together along with herbs for this creamy and velvety dish that will become a favorite in your house!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion finely diced
1 pound zucchini chopped in 1-inch pieces
⅓ cup medium grain rice uncooked
5 ounces crushed tomatoes
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp dry mint
A pinch of sugar optional
2 tbsp chopped dill
freshly ground pepper
Lemon for serving
In a medium pot heat the olive oil until it starts to shimmer. Add the onion and sauté until soft for about 5 minutes. Then add the zucchini and swirl for a 1-2 minutes and then add the rice and stir gently until the rice is coated with the olive oil.
Add the tomato, a pinch of sugar (if using), dry mint and about ¼ cup hot water, stir gently, lower heat to low, cover and let it simmer for about 20 minutes until rice is cooked. Add small amounts (2 tbsp at a time) of hot water if rice is drying out.
Once rice is cooked, remove from heat and add the chopped dill, ½ tsp fine sea salt, and a few grinds of fresh black pepper. Stir gently and cover pot again and let it sit 5 minutes.
Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a piece of feta.
Can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.