Mexican Stuffed ZucchiniSubmitted by: KATOUSIGNANT1
2 large zucchini
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1 can diced tomatoes w green chiles
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
4 oz reduced fat feta (I used Trader Joe's)
Cut the zucchinis in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving 4 "shells". Place the zucchini on a pan, drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil, and bake for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, cook rice as directed on package and set aside. Take the zucchini flesh and chop. Drizzle a pan with 1 tbsp olive oil and heat on medium. Add the onion, bell pepper, and zucchini and saute til soft, about 10 minutes.
In a bowl combine the rice, sauteed veggies, diced tomatoes, black beans, chili powder and cumin. Divide the mixture between the zucchini halves. Sprinkle 1 oz of feta on each zucchini half.
Bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle 1 oz feta on each zucchini and bake another 5-10 minutes, until cheese is browned and zucchini is soft.
Serving Size: Makes 4 servings