Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a fantastic dish on its own, but serve it with rice or orzo for a satisfying lunch or dinner! Whether you say "rat-a-too-eee" or "ra-ta-twee" either way it's a super-tasty dish of veggie goodness with a delicious aroma to boot!

Just look how colorful this dish is...

Ratatouille - Zucchini, Eggplant, Garlic, Onions, Mushrooms ...

Guaranteed to Make Your Kitchen Smell
Like You're on Vacation in Europe!

You can also devour this dish with rice, or orzo shown here.





Ingredients for Ratatouille:

  • 1-1/2 cups dehydrated zucchini (or yellow squash—or combo!)
  • 1/2 cup dehydrated onion rings
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated mushrooms
  • 3 slices dehydrated elephant garlic, crumbled
  •  1 whole fresh eggplant, cubed (I leave the skin on, so wash well first)
  • 10 black olives cut in half
  • boiling water (for dehydrated items)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil salt* and pepper to taste
  • 1 14.5 oz. can small-diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian Herb blend (more or less, to taste)

    NOTE: Optional Orzo, 1 cup

How to Make Ratatouille
and Make Your Kitchen Smell Like You Live In Europe:

  1. Use the freshly boiled water to re-hydrate the dehydrated items above. Let sit until they have plumped up.
  2. Put oil in a large saucepan, sauté the eggplant.
  3. Pour off excess water from dehydrated veggies and add the veggies carefully to your saucepan as water can spit in hot oil.
  4. Add 1 cup of vegetable stock and add the Italian seasoning.
  5. Add the sliced olives.
  6. Add the mushrooms.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  8. If adding the orzo, add it in step 4. You may need to add a little more boiled water too, if you find the orzo drinks up your stock too soon. Orzo only needs around 10 minutes to cook—half the time of rice. This, to me, makes this Ratatouille dish like a risotto!


*IF you need to add salt, do so, BUT be careful NOT to over-salt as the bouillon has salt in it.







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As an alternative to the orzo, make some white or brown rice to serve with these vegetables. This dish smells so good when it is cooking; it fills your kitchen with a very pleasant aroma of the Mediterranean!

Ratatouille with Orzo
Ratatouille with Rice

You can eat this just as a vegetable side dish, but with the addition of the rice or orzo, it makes a complete meal. Our family loves this! When you've got leftover rice, remember to put some aside to make this Ratatouille with rice.


if you're into gardening...

Best Areas to Grow Zucchini

Zucchini is a type of squash that grows on a vine. Zucchini can be green, yellow, or white in color. The best areas to grow zucchini are in an area with full sun and well-drained soil. Zucchini should be watered regularly and should be fertilized every year.

When Are Zucchini Ready to Harvest?

Zucchini is usually ready to harvest in late June or early July. Zucchini can be harvested by hand or with a garden hoe.

What Are the Different Types of Zucchini?

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There are many different types of zucchini that you can grow. Some of the most popular varieties include:

  • Black Beauty zucchini
  • Costata Romanesco zucchini
  • Eight Ball zucchini
  • Golden zucchini
  • Ronde de Nice zucchini

Is Yellow Zucchini Also Known As Summer Squash?

Yes, yellow zucchini is also known as summer squash. Summer squash is a type of squash that grows on a vine and has a soft, edible skin. Summer squash can be eaten raw or cooked.


Best Areas to Grow Onions

Onions can be grown in many different areas. The best areas to grow onions are in an area with full sun and well-drained soil. Onions should be watered regularly and should be fertilized every year.

When Are Onions Ready to Harvest?

Onions are usually ready to harvest in late June or early July. Onions can be harvested by hand or with a garden hoe.

What Are the Different Types of Onions?

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There are many different types of onions that you can grow. Some of the most popular varieties include:

  • Cippolini onions
  • Yellow onions
  • Red onions
  • White onions
  • Sweet onions

Best Areas to Grow Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be grown in many different areas. The best areas to grow mushrooms are in an area with full sun and well-drained soil. Mushrooms should be watered regularly and should be fertilized every year.

When Are Mushrooms Ready to Harvest?

Mushrooms are usually ready to harvest in late June or early July. Mushrooms can be harvested by hand or with a garden hoe.

What Are the Different Types of Mushrooms?

Three varieties of mushroomsUsed by Permission / Canva registered user

There are many different types of mushrooms that you can grow. Some of the most popular varieties include:

  • Button mushrooms
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Oyster mushrooms

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