Southwestern Stuffed Zucchini!

Another fabulous meal from Hello Fresh; super, super easy and delicious in 35 minutes!

zucchini box closed

zucchini box open

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c Basmati Rice
  • 2 Zucchini’s
  • 1 ear Sweet Corn
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1/4 oz Cilantro (fresh)
  • 1 box or can of Organic Black Beans
  • 1/2 c Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 pkt Vegetable Stock Concentrate
  • 1 t Chili Flakes
  • 2 t Olive Oil

First, get your prep work out of the way: Wash and dry all of your produce and preheat your oven to 400 degrees (on a roast setting if you have one).

Dice the onion and set aside.zucchini onion chopped

Core, seed and dice the tomato, set aside.zucchini tomatoes

Rinse and drain the black beans,zucchini beans

Slice the kernels off the cob (I do this over a bowl to prevent kernels running amok).zucchini corn

Chop the Cilantro (i removed the stems). zucchini cilantro

Halve the zucchini’s lengthwise, use a spoon to scoop out the center (easiest to do from top to bottom dragging the spoon).zucchini boats

Roast the zucchini: drizzle inside with olive oil and salt & pepper, place face down on a baking sheet and cook for 20-25 minutes until edges have browned.

zucchini roastedDrizzle olive oil into a large skillet, saute the onions, tossing for 3-4 minutes. Fill a small pot with 1 1/2 cups of water, add the stock concentrate and bring to a boil; add rice and simmer until done (15 minutes). zucchini onions

Add the corn, beans, tomatoes and chili flakes and cook about 4 minutes (tossing until integrated).zucchini stuffing

Then add the rice and half the cilantro and cook another 3 minutes, tossing. zucchini stuffing with rice

Time to assemble! Scoop as much of the rice and vegetable mixture into the boats still on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the cheese over the boats and place under the broiler to melt the cheese. When plating, additional filling underneath to serve as a bed for your roasted zucchini boats and top with more cilantro!zucchini finished

The finished product…was amazing; we sprinkled Frank’s hot sauce to kick the heat up a tad!

If you are interested in trying Hello Fresh click this link with my referral code: http://www.hellofresh.com/raf-helloshare/?c=HDAVEB

Enjoy—Finch!

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