Arroz Con Calabacin (Rice With Zucchini)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 45 mins

For ZWT 5. From The Foods and Wines of Spain. Could be used as a: Main Dish-Serves 4. Side Dish-Serves 6 Update: Have changed directions per reviewers suggestion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauce:.
  2. Heat chicken broth.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet.
  4. Saute dried red pepper until softened (do not burn it), and remove from skillet.
  5. Next saute the tomato and garlic in same skillet and oil, until garlic is golden.
  6. Add dried red pepper, tomato and garlic to processor or blender.
  7. Blend the ingredients in the processor, forming a paste.
  8. Add the heated chicken broth to the paste and blend until smooth.
  9. Rice:.
  10. Put the onion in the skillet and saute til soft.
  11. Add zucchini and green beans, saute 10 minutes.
  12. Add the rice, stir to coat well with the oil.
  13. Pour sauce into the skillet.
  14. Add salt, bring to a boil, simmer, uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, you don't want the rice soupy.
  15. Pour into a 8-9 inch casserole dish, bake uncovered for 15 minutes at 325 degrees or until any remaining liquid is absorbed. Remove from oven and cover with foil, sit for 5 minutes.
  16. Serve.
Most Helpful

After seeing Magpie's picture I want to try this with asparagus! DH is also intrigued with using some of the dried hot Mexican peppers in place of the sweet red one. This time, though, I made it exactly to the recipe and it came out great. It was just one piece of a terrific ZWT supper, but DD16 commented that it was the rice that tied it all together, because it went so well with each other item on the plate. Made for Zaar World Tour 5.

Lavender Lynn June 13, 2009

I went vegetarian with this recipe & used vegetable instead of chicken broth, but other than that I included everything as indicated & had a very satisfying dinner & even get a keeper of a recipe, too! Many thanks! [Tagged, made & reviewed during the ZINGO part of ZWT5]

Sydney Mike June 12, 2009

A tasty one-dish meal for summer produce. I made this all out of the garden (except the rice and olive oil). I went ahead and finished cooking the rice on the stovetop, instead of heating the oven. The grains were a little soft, but the dish is flavorful enough that we gobbled it down. I, too, found the order of the instructions quite difficult. I think it would be clearer to give the steps for making the sauce, then the vegetable/rice saute, then the assembly and final cooking. It's easy to make you've worked out the steps.

realbirdlady June 10, 2009