|The produce market in Pucon, Chile|
In a a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the garlic and onion, sautéing for one minute. Increase the burner to high heat and add the ground beef, stirring often to break up into smaller pieces; cook until no longer pink. Mix in the zucchini and rice; cover, cooking over medium heat until the zucchini has become soft. Be careful not to overfill the skillet. Overfilling will hold the steam produced by cooking within the ingredients and cause the dish to become soggy.