Zucchini Boats with Bulgur

Longer boats are coming to win us

Longer boats are coming to win us

This is a fun and simple grain stuffing that works well for eggplant as well. I like a 50/50 mix of the grains but for those who want a little less bite then do 3/4 bulgur.

Romano can always be grated on top before and after baking for those who want a little bit of cheese.

Stuffed Zucchini

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1/2 cup cracked wheat
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

In a three-quart sauce pan heat a tablespoon of olive oil and saute garlic and cinnamon stick over medium until fragrant, about two minutes. Add grains and quickly toast then add stock, bring to a boil and then cover and turn heat to low. Stir occasionally until all liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Slice zucchini in half and scoop seeds and pulp to form a channel. Dice up scooped flesh. In a frying pan heat two tablespoons olive oil and saute diced flesh, mushrooms and sage until softened and beginning to brown. Add to grains and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Place zucchini halves in a greased baking dish and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Spoon filling into each shell and pack it into a mound. Bake at 350 degrees until browned on top and zucchini is cooked but not mushy, about 20 minutes.


About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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5 Responses to Zucchini Boats with Bulgur

  1. Eva Taylor says:

    I love the texture if bulgar so I can imagine what a tasty recipe this would be. Cinnamon and sage combo are surprising and interesting.

  2. I like “boat foods”….a fun shape filled with lots of healthy goodies…what could be better for dinner?

  3. Kristy says:

    This looks delicious!

  4. Perfect for Meatless Monday!

  5. Reblogged this on Challengeu2cook and commented:
    Everyone knows how much I love to read and try the recipes from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide. This sounds like the perfect summertime Meatless Monday meal!

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