Summer squash including zucchini and yellow summer squash, is abundant during late summer. Pattypan, another summer squash, is a small round squash with a scalloped edge. Pale green when young, pattypan turns white when fully ripe. Any summer squash can be used in this recipe.
While the rice mixture is still piping hot, sprinkle it with finely shredded mozzarella.
Make a refreshing salad of crisp lettuce, sliced cucumbers and halved cherry tomatoes tossed with Italian vinaigrette. To drink, try an Italian red wine such as Valpolicella.