Julia Child's Zucchini And Rice Gratin

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 45m
Ready In

Recipe: #39251

August 02, 2022

"Tian de Courgettes au Riz via smitten kitchen"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (216.5 g)
  • Calories 211.8
  • Total Fat - 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 10.6 mg
  • Sodium - 435.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 5.2 g
  • Protein - 7.9 g
  • Calcium - 193.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 27.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F

Step 2

Grease a 2-quart baking dish with oil.pam spray

Step 3

Wash zucchini and trim ends.

Step 4

Cut in half lengthwise

Step 5

Then grate and place in a large bowl.

Step 6

In a large skillet

Step 7

Over medium heat, heat 3 tablespoons oil.

Step 8

Cook onions until translucent, 8 minutes.

Step 9

Raise heat and continue cooking until lightly browned.

Step 10

Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.

Step 11

Add rice and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 12

Season liberally with salt and pepper.

Step 13

Add rice mixture to zucchini (liquid as well from grated zucchini) along with 1/2 cup milk.

Step 14

Add cheese to zucchini mixture.

Step 15

Adjust seasoning as needed and stir to combine.

Step 16

Transfer to baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake until rice is cooked but not mushy, about 50 minutes.

Step 17

Remove foil, drizzle top with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle on remaining cheese.

Step 18

Bake, uncovered, until crispy and golden brown, 10 more minutes.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


What an excellent change of pace! This gratin is creamy and delicious. I could tell the zucchini was in there, but the hubby couldn't. Regardless, it is very tasty! I only made half a recipe in a small gratin dish. After the bake time, I found the rice wasn't cooked enough, so had to add about a tablespoon of broth and mixed it in. I don't think my foil was on tight enough, perhaps? The additional liquid did the trick, though. Half a recipe equals four servings, but it was so good that, between the two of us, there were no leftovers! Thanks for sharing!


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(29 Aug 2022)

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