Zucchini is one of those awesomely versatile vegetables. It’s great grilled, roasted, as pasta, or even in baked goods. One of my absolute favorite ways to prepare this adaptable little veggie is this amazing Vegan Stuffed Zucchini.
This dish takes a bit of time to prepare just due to cooking time, but is still fairly easy to put together. Brown rice is the main component of the filling making this dish both healthy and hearty. Add in tomatoes, oregano and basil and oh boy, yum. Pair this with a salad and you have a delicious, satisfying lunch or dinner.
My family loves this Vegan Stuffed Zucchini. Full of flavor and nutrition, you’re sure to love it too. If you try this recipe, let me know how it turns out! Leave a comment below or snap a pic and tag it @weelittlevegans on Instagram so I’ll be sure to see it!
- 5-6 large zucchini
- 1 cup brown rice, cooked according to package instructions
- ½ cup onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 can diced tomatoes, no salt added
- 1 tablespoon bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Prepare zucchini by cutting in half lengthwise and scooping out the seeds with a small spoon. Either discard the seeds or add them into the filling. Place zucchini in a pan large enough to fit all and set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until slightly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and rice to skillet. Stir to thoroughly combine and cook for 1-2 minutes.
In a small bowl combine bread crumbs and nutritional yeast. Scoop rice mixture into each zucchini half and top with bread crumb mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until zucchini is slightly tender and bread crumbs are browned.
Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Left overs can be popped into the oven at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes to make bread crumbs crisp again.
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