This vegetarian side dish is perfect for any party or dinner.

Total Prep and Cook Time: 60 Minutes. Serves Six.


  • 1/3 cup white rice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, sliced into cubes
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Combine the rice and water in a saucepan. Bring the mix to a boil, then decrease heat to low, place a cover on top and let simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a shallow deep glass dish.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over moderate heat, and cook the zucchini, green onions, and garlic 5 minutes, or until tender. Dress with garlic salt, basil, paprika, and oregano. Add in the rice, tomatoes, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Continue to cook and stir until heated consistently. Transfer to the arranged glass dish. Top the dish with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese begins to bubble or soften.

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