17 May 2007

Courgettes with Rice

The other night Lundulph was out on a company do and I decided to cook something with cheese in it. As I've mentioned before he doesn't like cheese, so I've adapted my recipes after that and removed the cheese from them.

This is another traditional Bulgarian dish. I eat it as a main course, but I think it's best served as a side dish with some sort of meat or perhaps salmon.


0.5 dl grapeseed oil
5 medium sized onions
2 - 3 cloves of garlic
4 dl rice (pudding or arborio)
6 dl water
5 medium sized courgettes
salt, black pepper, dill
500 g strong Cheddar cheese, grated

  1. Peel and dice the onions and the courgettes. Peel the garlic cloves and press them.
  2. Heat up the oil and fry the onions and garlic until they go translucent.
  3. Add the rice and stir in to get the grains covered in the oil, then add the water and bring to the boil.
  4. Simmer until most of the water has been taken up, then add the courgettes, stirring from time to time.
  5. When the courgettes begin to soften, add salt, pepper and dill and stir in well.
  6. Transfer to an oven safe dish, then spread the cheese on top. Bake in the middle of a pre-heated oven at gas mark 6 (200 degrees C) for about 30 minutes, until the cheese goes golden brown and crispy.

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