Rice, zucchini and spinach slice

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Rice, zucchini and spinach slice is a super easy one-course meal to prepare for vegetarian lunch or dinner. The rice is cooked directly in the oven with a mixture of summer zucchini, spinach and cheese. A sort of savory cake prepared which can be served as a single main dish with a side of fresh tomato salad. Delicious still warm with the slightly crunchy cheese crust. Also yummy the next day whether hot or at room temperature, just warm it up for a few minutes and it will always be delicious. A hearty and original dish of vegetables and rice.

Rice, zucchini and spinach slice

Rice, zucchini and spinach slice is a single dish rich in vegetables. A mix of rice, zucchini, spinach, cheese and eggs baked together in the oven for a simple dish and a dinner-saving idea.
4.23 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Waiting time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course cereali
Cuisine Ovo-lacto vegetarianism
Servings 1 pan 18×28 cm
Calories 450 kcal


  • 400 g zucchini
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 200 g frozen spinach
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 180 g white rice
  • 130 g of scamorza or provola or emmental or similar cheese
  • 50 g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 220 ml milk
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 2 slices of cheese or some grated cheese (I used sliced ​​goat cheese)
  • butter and flour for the pan


Instructions rice, zucchini and spinach slice

  • To prepare this recipe, previously thaw the spinach and squeeze it between your hands to remove the water.
  • Wash your rice under running water and soak it for 10 minutes in cold water.
  • While waiting for the rice, grate the zucchini on a grater with large holes. Sprinkle them with salt and place on a sieve for about 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk and ground pepper.
  • Add chopped garlic clove and a chopped onion.
  • Squeeze the zucchini between your hands to remove excess water and add them to the egg mix. Also add two types of cheese, squeezed spinach and your drained rice.
  • Mix well then pour everything into a ceramic or pyrex (18×28 cm) pan that you have previously spread with a some butter and dusted with flour. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in the preheated static oven at 180 °C for 30 minutes. After this time, remove the aluminum foil and continue baking for another 30 minutes.
  • Once ready add a layer of grated or sliced ​​cheese and toast everything under the oven grill for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool a bit before serving.

Note from the author of this recipe

  • I just want to tell you that I really appreciate that you have decided to prepare my recipe. If you like it, I would be very happy and it could be a huge help for me if you follow me on my official social channel such as instagram where I publish every time a new recipe comes out. To become my follower just search for foodohfood in your instagram or click on this link: https://www.instagram.com/foodohfood/ and press Follow. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Barbara. ^_^


The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 1panCalories: 450kcal
Keyword baby spinach, cheese, garlic, healthy dinner idea, lunch idea, onion, recipe with rice, rice, savory, savory cake, savory recipe
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Store in the refrigerator and eat within 2 – 3 days.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for another summer dish to prepare on the go, try my Summer salad with beans, hard-boiled eggs and tomatoes (photo below) or Greek yogurt and zucchini fritters with feta cheese (photo below).

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