SATURDAY COOKING: ZUCCHINI, RICE AND FETA PIE

Bonjour!

My new year resolution 2014 is to cook one recipe (at least) from one of the numerous cookbooks I have every week.

So, here is the start!

This is actually a recipe from Sophie Zalokar  heard on ABC radio Perth.

ZUCCHINI, RICE AND FETA PIE

1onion, finely chopped
1 tspn ground allspice
2 tbspn olive oil
500g zucchini, grated
3 baby zucchini, thickly sliced
100g basmati rice
2 large eggs
100g feta, crumbled
1 tblspn fresh dill. roughly chopped
1/2 cup pinenuts
salt and pepper
1/2 cup mozzarella or cheddar, grated

METHOD

  1.  Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a deep  round dish pie (I used a glass one)
  2. Gently fry the onion and allspice in the olive oil until softened
  3. Mix the grated and sliced zucchini, onion mixture, rice, eggs, feta, dill and 1/4cup of the pinenuts in a big bowl until combined (it is quite a moist mixture but the rice will absorbe it all while it’s cooking).
  4. Add salt and pepper and spoon into the prepared pie dish. Smooth the top over. Sprinkle over the mozzarella and the remaining pinenuts.
  5. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until golden and firm to touch (my oven took a bit more than 50 minutes but it’s not such a good oven)
  6. Cool
  7. Eat! Serve with a salad and some nice tomato chutney

I find that it needs more seasoning, so next time I will add more feta and maybe a bit of chilli in it.

I did freeze some of it for another day.

Photo will be posted later, I’m new at this blog thingy…

 

6 thoughts on “SATURDAY COOKING: ZUCCHINI, RICE AND FETA PIE

  1. Amazing coincidence! I have just borrowed an egg from my neighbour because I dropped one on the floor when starting to make this very same recipe. Great to have the tip about increasing the seasoning (but no chillis for me!) thought I might use some of the “Oh là là” relish I have hidden in the pantry for just such an occasion.

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