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.