Zucchini Rice Gratin Recipe
Inspired by Julia Child’s classic recipe for Tian de Courgettes au Riz (zucchini gratin), Virginia Willis's version is comforting yet fresh and clean. Use some of your fast-growing garden zucchini in this gratin, which is similar to the classic and well-loved cheesy squash casseroles, minus the heavy mayonnaise. This recipe, from her column Cooking with Virginia, is big enough to serve ten people with generous-sized servings. And with an active time of just 15 minutes, this will soon become a favorite go-to summer recipe. Simply cook the onions and garlic until fragrant, add flour and stir in the roughly chopped zucchini. Add remaining ingredients, including rice, and pour the mixture into a baking dish. Or, to simplify and cut down on dirty dishes, you can cook the entire recipe in a large ovenproof skillet. Bake this gratin at your next family reunion.