I created a new dish tonight, using small, round zucchinis. I only made a small amount because it was an experiment, but it was extremely tasty.
Stuffed Hand Grenades
3 small, round zucchinis (about the size/shape of a large tomato)
1 small onion, chopped
2 minced garlic cloves
oil for sautéing
2/3 cup Texmati rice uncooked
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup dark raisins, cut in half
½ tsp. dried thyme
1 slice ham or prosciutto, cut into tiny pieces
Preheat oven to 350. Cook rice in 1 1/3 cups of water or chicken broth. Wash zucchinis, dry, cut off tops. Brush outsides and insides with oil and place in shallow baking dish with some oil in it. Carve out innards of zucchinis and chop finely. Sautee zucchini, onion and garlic in some oil for a few minutes. Add to cooked rice, then add in ham, feta, thyme, raisins, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend well, fill the open zucchinis with mixture, heaping way up, then put tops back on. Put extra filling in foil and bake along with the zucchinis for about a half hour. You can turn the heat down and go longer; these do great just sitting in a warm oven. Delectable!