I woke up a few days ago feeling ‘chef-y’. Yes, I often dream about food or I should say cooking food. Maybe I shouldn’t watch ‘Chopped’ before going to bed.  Anyway, I wanted to make something different so I went searching through my list of possible blog recipes and came across Tian De Courgettes or Zucchini and Rice Terrine. A terrine is ”A meat, fish, or vegetable mixture that has been cooked or otherwise prepared in advance and allowed to cool or set in its container, typically served in slices” Merriam-Webster. It’s really easy but sounds and looks like it took a lot of skill and work. Try making it for yourself and say to someone, “I just made a terrine” and see how chef-y you feel. It’s awesome!



  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 8 small zucchini, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere or swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked short grain brown rice
  • 2 stems fresh thyme, minced or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  •  Black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Oil a glass or nonstick loaf pan with 1/2 a teaspoon of the olive oil.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet and saute the onion over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the remainder of the oil, zucchini and the garlic and saute on low, stirring often for about 10-15 minutes until the zucchini is tender.
  4. Beat the eggs in a large bowl and then stir in the Gruyere, parmesan, parsley, rice, thyme and the zucchini mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spoon into the prepared loaf pan, you will need to pack it down slightly. (I put a piece of foil underneath the pan to catch the drips that may boil over).
  6. Bake 55-60 minutes until firm.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Slice into 1 inch thick slices and serve. A terrine is usually served cold but you can warm it up after slicing if you prefer.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 8 slices.

Serving size 1 slice.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 155, Cal. from Fat: 70, Total Fat: 7.8g, Sat. Fat: 2.6g, Carbs: 16g, Fiber: 3.2g, Sugars: 5.6g, Protein: 7.6g, Sodium: 317.6mg, Chol: 61.4mg


Store covered in plastic wrap or foil and keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

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