- 5 medium zucchini squash
- ½ cup prepared rice
- ½ cup garbanzo beans
- ⅓ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- ⅓ cup salsa
- Trim zucchini ends, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds to create a well, being careful not to break through the bottom or sides of each squash.
- Steam the zucchini shells until just softened, about 5 minutes. (To steam, place zucchini in a steamer basket in a saucepan filled with an inch of water over medium heat. Alternately, you can steam zucchini by microwaving on high for 3 minutes, or until just softened.) Allow zucchini to cool enough to touch.
- In a large bowl, combine rice, beans, cheese and salsa. Spoon the filling into each boat and place on a baking sheet. Set oven on broil setting. Place “boats” under the broiler and allow to heat through and turn slightly brown, about 10 minutes.
Tips & Notes
Any type of pre-cooked beans will work in this simple recipe.