Cheesy Zucchini and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini and Rice Casserole

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This creamy, cheesy zucchini and rice casserole is distinct to be a new Meatless Monday favorite.

The ingredient of Cheesy Zucchini and Rice Casserole

  1. nonstick cooking spray
  2. 3 zucchini medium
  3. 1/2 yellow onion large
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 3 tablespoons salted butter
  6. 4 sprigs buoyant thyme stems discarded
  7. 1/3 cup all target flour
  8. 1 cup chicken broth
  9. 2 cups half and half
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
  11. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  12. 1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese for rice
  13. 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  14. 4 cups quick grain rice cooked
  15. 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese for topping

The instruction how to make Cheesy Zucchini and Rice Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 375u00b0F.
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Cut zucchini into 3/4-inch pieces. Finely chop onion. Mince garlic.
  4. Set a large pot over medium-high heat and add butter. Once butter is melted, add onions and zucchini to pot. Saute until onions are softened and zucchini is slightly tender, 5-6 minutes. Add garlic and thyme leaves and cook until fragrant, 1 minute longer.
  5. Sprinkle flour over zucchini and onions. Stir with a spatula to coat. Slowly pour broth into pot, stirring vigorously to dissolve flour. Pour in half-and-half and season with salt and black pepper.
  6. Cook sauce, stirring constantly, until it begins to bubble and thicken, 3-4 minutes. Remove pot from heat.
  7. Add shredded cheese to sauce and stir until melted. Add cooked rice and fold until thoroughly coated in sauce and zucchini is well distributed.
  8. Pour zucchini and rice mixture into prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese.
  9. Transfer casserole dish to middle rack of oven and bake casserole until bubbling at edges and cheese is golden brown on top, 30-35 minutes.
  10. Check to see that casserole is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
  11. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Nutritions of Cheesy Zucchini and Rice Casserole

calories: NutritionInformation
carbohydrateContent: 530 calories
cholesterolContent: 89 grams
fatContent: 35 milligrams
fiberContent: 14 grams
proteinContent: 4 grams
saturatedFatContent: 12 grams
sodiumContent: 8 grams
sugarContent: 420 milligrams
: 3 grams

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