These rice pilaf stuffed zucchini boats are a great seasonal dish. It is an easy dish and can be served as a side dish or main dish.
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Note, this can be made in other types of squash, and made with wild rice and other nuts like almonds!
Rice Pilaf Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Prepare zucchini by cutting into quarters, scooping out the seeds with a spoon to make a 'boat'.
Place zucchini face down in a cast iron pan or on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until tender. Alternatively, you can also steam the zucchini. You want it tender crisp and not mushy.
While zucchini is baking, In a medium sauce pan, add vegetable broth, onion, garlic, and thyme, bring it to a boil, then add brown rice and cook according to instructions.
During the last 7 minutes of cook time of your rice, add walnuts, cherries, celery and mushrooms.
Spoon rice pilaf into zucchini boats and serve.
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