When I am feeling adventurous and want to try out a new recipe, I usually turn to Big Girls, Small Kitchen for inspiration. They always have fun recipes to try out.
I had some leftover zuchinis that my mom brought over from her garden and I have frozen a ton of zuchini bread so I needed another option! I found a recipe for Zuchini and Rice Gratin. It's a quite simple recipe. Instead of arborio rice, I had brown rice on hand. I didn't have arugula or onions either so skipped that as well. Oh and I had yellow cheddar not white! I also added red pepper flakes for a little spice. So I fudged the recipe a little and it still came out great!
I chopped up some zuchini and sauteed it with a little olive oil, garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper and thyme. I put in a pat of butter at the end. Combined that mixture when the zuchini was softened to the cooked brown rice. Then I added 2 beaten eggs and some cheddar cheese. Turned that mixture out into an 8x8 baking dish, topped it with 1/4 bread crumbs and 40 minutes later I got this:
I let it cook for 15 minutes and mmm... Great way to get your veggies! (and cheese!)