FOOD

Cheesy Bacon and Zucchini Rice Bake

Enjoy this easy-to-prepare meal that really satisfies – it's the perfect weeknight dinner.
6
15M
1H
1H 15M

For a change, replace French onion simmer soup with chicken noodle simmer soup. Or for a vegetarian option, omit bacon and add 1⁄2 cup drained, roasted red capsicum strips.

Ingredients

Method

1.

Heat an oiled, medium, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and bacon. Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft.

2.

Transfer onion mixture to an oiled, large ovenproof dish (12-cup). Add the rice, soup mix, zucchini, milk, water and half the cheese. Stir to combine. Cover tightly with oiled foil.

3.

Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and discard the foil. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Return to oven.

4.

Cook, uncovered, for a further 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and top is golden brown.

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