This is a great base recipe, but after reading the reviews I added a few things and it was so good I find myself randomly craving it. I doubled the amount of rice (used brown rice) and cooked it in chicken broth. I used canned stewed tomatoes since I didn't have fresh tomatoes on hand, but made sure to drain them first. I added red pepper flakes and onion powder, reduced the amount of Cheddar cheese by just a little, and sprinkled a generous helping of grated parmesan on top just before baking. I baked the casserole for about 15 minutes, total. I regularly read reviews complaining about people making changes to recipes but I feel that one of the most positive things about sharing online recipes is also sharing ways to tweak them to one's own taste. The only reviews I find annoying are the ones where the wrong ingredients are used and the reviewer has the nerve to give a poor review to a recipe he didn't follow (i.e., don't substitute mozzarella for sharp cheddar and then complain about a recipe being bland!) Anyway, if you try this recipe the way I've described, it is very flavorful and not lacking at all, in my humble opinion. One more thing, be sure not to overcook the zucchini. It softens fast during the first stage of cooking.
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This is a great base recipe, but after reading the reviews I added a few things and it was so...