Italian “Fried Rice”

Posted by Brette in Food

I was scrambling to put some dinner together. I had leftover brown rice. I had zucchini, squash and tomatoes. I decided to put it all together and see what happened. It was pretty fab!

2 tbsp olive oil

1/8 cup chopped onion

1/2 small zucchini, sliced thin

1/2 small yellow squash, sliced thin

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/4 cups cherry tomatoes

1 1/4 cups cooked brown rice

4 fresh basil leaves, chopped

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat the oil in a skillet and add the onion. Cook until translucent. Add the squashes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until they begin to soften. Stir in tomatoes, basil, and rice. Cover and cook over medium for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until tomatoes break open. Sprinkle cheese on top and stir until it is incorporated and melted.

You can change this up adding some garlic or other herbs. It would also be good with goat cheese instead of Parmesan. The leftovers made a great lunch!

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