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Vegetarian Zucchini Casserole

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Ingredients
  Zucchini 10 Ounce (2 Zucchini, 5 Ounces Each)
  Canned beans 3 Ounce, drained
  Canned red kidney beans 3 Ounce, drained
  Rice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), cooked
  Cooked enriched rice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Carrot 1 Tablespoon, finley diced
  Diced carrot 1 Tablespoon
  Scallion 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped scallions 1 Tablespoon (Green Portion Only)
For garnish:
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oregano leaves 1 Dash
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1 Ounce, shredded
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 Ounce
  Margarine 2 Teaspoon
  Plain breadcrumbs 1 Tablespoon, dried
  Reduced calorie margarine 2 Teaspoon
  Plain dry breadcrumbs 1 Tablespoon (Plus 11/2 Teaspoon)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 350 degrees.

MAKING
2) Boil just enough water to cover the zucchini in a deep 9-inch skillet.
3) Add the zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from the water and allow the zucchini to cool.
4) Half the zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the pulp.
5) Reserve the shells for future use, Put them on paper towels to drain, keeping the cut-side down.
6) Put the pulp in a sieve and, with the back of a spoon, press to remove the moisture.
7) Mince the pulp.
8) In a bowl, combine the pulp with rice, vegetables, beans and seasonings.
9) With about 1/4th of the bean mixture, stuff each reserved zucchini shell.
10) In a shallow 1-quart casserole, place the stuffed shells and sprinkle with the cheese. Set aside.
11) Melt the margarine in a small skillet and add the breadcrumbs. Cook, constantly stirring, till the crumbs have absorbed the margarine and have turned brown. This usually takes about 3 minutes.
12) With about 1/4th of the crumb mixture, sprinkle each stuffed zucchini.
13) Bake in preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.

SERVING
14) Serve hot after garnishing with parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Zucchini
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
1

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