Inspired by a French classic, this Ratatouille Rice recipe is loaded with an assortment of vegetables for a delicious vegetarian meal option.
This take on the French classic is faster and easier than you think – simply top fluffy White Rice with fresh vegetables and get all the flavors that Ratatouille has to offer!
Heat rice according to package directions.
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
Add zucchini and squash. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add tomato and cook 1 minute.
Serve over rice.
Preparing veggie-packed meals is faster and easier than you may think. Choosing the right vegetables ensures that you get the best dishes possible.
Choose firm, deep green zucchini. This squash has a mild flavor by nature so for optimal flavor, the smaller the better; in fact, bigger zucchini tends to have a bitter taste. As for summer squash, you’ll also want to feel for firmness – stay away from anything rubbery, wrinkly or nicked.
There are plenty of recipes that call for both of these vegetables and – since you can refrigerate them in the plastic bag with a few for up to 5 days – you might as well grab a couple extra!
Don’t let French cuisine intimidate you; it’s brimming with possibilities! Don’t hesitate to make this recipe your own – there are simple ways to take these fresh flavors to the next level.
Give your dish even more color by cutting up yellow bell peppers. Add some fresh basil or head to the spice rack for oregano, thyme, coriander, or fennel seeds. For a little bit of a spicy kick, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes. And don’t worry if you have leftovers – chilled ratatouille is just as delicious!
Mix up your favorite Mediterranean ingredients and, in mere minutes, you’ll have yourself a mouthwatering meal! Continue your tour of coastal France with each and every bite of this hearty Provençal Rice Salad. Alternatively, our tasty Tuna and Rice Niçoise Salad is a dish packed with fresh vegetables, salty capers, and plenty of protein is both filling and flavorful.
If you are looking for another easy dinner idea try our cheesy chicken and rice casserole.