Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

My own recipe evolved when making green rice. For oven casserole or crockpot, a great take along.You can have this meatless or use any ground meat.Just add more cheese and crushed crackers for meatless.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large pan, saute meat or tofu in olive oil with green onion, green chilies, celery spinach, green peppers. Set aside.
  2. Place half of the zucchini chunks in blender and pulse until milk. Measure and pour into a large mixing bowl. Blend until milk the balance of the chunks, measure and put in mixing bowl. Pour in evaporated milk.
  3. Liquid must measure 4 cups. Add water from the 1 cup as needed. If you don't need, do not add.
  4. Add washed rice. Add sauteed meat and vegetables and italian seasoning, cumin, celery seed, garlic and white pepper. Mix.
  5. Preheat oven 350*.
  6. Spray pam in large 4 quart casserole with lid or foil.
  7. Add meat & vegetable mixture. Cover. Cook.
  8. 45 minutes until rice is done.
  9. Last ten minutes of cooking, stir casserole.
  10. (If meatless place crushed crackers on top.).
  11. Pour shredded cheese on top and cook covered ten minutes. Before serving, set 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with hot crusty bread or biscuits. This can be made in a crockpot, 4hours on high. Follow exact instructions and add cheese last 10 minutes covered.