Carbs & Rec: Long-Ass Rice with Creamy Lemon-Zucchini Sauce

September 29th, 2014 11:37 am by Kelly Garbato

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I promised myself I wouldn’t make any pasta dishes this VeganMoFo. Well, besides the Chicken Cacciatore. And that crazy deep dish mac & cheese pizza. Oh, and also the five-cheese macaroni and cheese I made for Mac & Cheese Monday a few weeks before that. YOU GET THE IDEA. I pretty much live on the stuff the rest of the year, and trying new things is part of the point of my themes. A minor one but still.

AND THEN.

A copy of Sharon Gannon’s (then-upcoming; now recently available) Simple Recipes for Joy unexpectedly appeared in my mailbox.

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(Thanks, Avery Books!)

And, in a fortuitous twist, I found a ton of recipes (okay, six) that call for pounds of zucchini (LITERALLY), which was really pretty great because at the time my garden was spitting out zukes faster than I could pick them.

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Including this recipe for Angel Hair Pasta – henceforth known as “Long-Ass Rice” – with Creamy Lemon-Zucchini Sauce.

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I loves my red sauce, so I was a little skeptical at first. But you guys, this zucchini sauce tastes amazaballs on pasta!

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It’s true! Zucchinis + everything!

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So the sauce is pretty simple – just steam the zucchini for a half hour, then process with tarragon, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and margarine. Done and done!

The best part is that it requires a whopping five pounds of zucchini – or one and a half of my club-sized ones. (What can I say, I sometimes forget to visit the garden for a week at a time.)

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The sauce can also double as a soup or salad dressing, which is pretty nifty.

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Anyway, I think it’s safe to say that by the time this post goes live, I will have eaten this meal twenty-three times. SO MANY ZUCCHINIS.

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