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 to make than you think. Simply top fluffy white rice with fresh vegetables and enjoy all the delicious 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 for 1 minute.
Add squash and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add tomato and cook 1 minute.
Arrange alternating slices of vegetables in a circular pattern on plate. Spoon rice into center of circle, and serve.
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 a plastic bag for up to 5 days, you might as well grab 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 adding in 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 delicious!
Mix up your favorite Mediterranean ingredients and, in mere minutes, you’ll have a mouthwatering meal! Continue your tour of coastal France with each and every bite of this hearty Provençal Rice Tuna Salad. Alternatively, our tasty Tuna and Rice Niçoise Salad is filling and flavorful thanks to lots of fresh vegetables, salty capers, and plenty of protein.
If you are looking for another easy dinner idea try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.