How to prepare the real Italian recipe of Zucchini stuffed with rice or “Zucchine ripiene con il riso”

The stuffed zucchini are a delicious traditional Italian dish, a good alternative eating rice and vegetables, you can use zucchini or aubergines or red and yellow peppers. Delicious cold and hot, you just have to try it!



Ingredients for 4 people

  • 300 grams of Vialone Rice ( vialone is a kind of rice)
  • 8 Zucchini
  • 80 grams of Butter
  • 3 Amaretti crushed
  • 100 grams of Fontina Cheese, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 80 grams of Parmesan Cheese grated
  • Salt and Pepper as you prefer


  1. Cook the rice: use the same method of the pasta. When it is ready, pour it in a bowl with butter, 50 grams of Parmesan, Fontina cheese and mix well.
  2. Cut zucchini in half and take out the center. Mix the chopped zucchini with crushed Amaretti, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, verse into the rice and mix well.
  3. Fill the zucchini with rice, put into a baking sheet, previously buttered, cover the zucchini with other parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 minutes at 180°C.

Posted by Nicoletta and Tiziana

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