Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I got this recipe from Practical Cooking Vegetarian I'm not a vegitarian anymore, but this is a good side dish, and it's pretty healthy too. It's very versatile and can be made with any vegetables that you have on hand. I use it as a side dish. It can be used as a main dish if you prefer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cook the rice in a saucepan of boiling, lightly salted water for 20 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Lightly grease a square baking dish with 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine.
  4. Heat the remaining 2 T butter or margarine in a skillet. Add the onion and cook stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until soft and translucent.
  5. Add the garlic, carrot, zucchini, and corn, cook stirring constantly for additional 5 minutes.
  6. Mix the rice with sunflower seeds and mixed herbs and stir into the pan.
  7. Stir in half of the mozzarella cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the prepared dish and top with the bread crumbs and remaining cheese.
  9. Bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese has begun to turn golden, serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I loved this...I am only giving it 4 stars because not everyone loved it. I will be making this again though :)

Brisket in Roses August 01, 2011

Not a fan of this recipe, I would avoid using the topping as written. Omit the breadcrumbs all together and put all the cheese in the rice. Maybe a different cheese also. We found the recipe bland. Sorry!

marcoandrita May 08, 2010

I used 2% mozzarella and panko instead of bread crumbs. Also substituted sesame seeds for sunflower. Turned out great and still felt like a light healthy side dish.

acm6404 October 02, 2009