Stuffed Zucchini محشي كوسة

Notes:

Use young green zucchini since it is softer than larger ones.

Servings: 5

Preparation Time: 1.5 hours

Ingredients

1 kg zucchini, small size
3 tablespoons tomato past.
Salt.
Pepper.
1 tablespoon margarine.
1/4 kg minced meat.
2 cups rice.
1 onions, finely chopped.
1 cup parsley ,finely chopped.
1 teaspoon mint ,dried and ground.
1/2 kg tomato.
2 tablespoons margarine.
salt & pepper & spices.

Cooking Instructions:

Preparing the stuffing

In a bowl mix minced meat, salt, pepper and tomato chopped in small pieces.
Wash rice well, drain and add to bowl. Stir to mix all ingredients well.
Also add parsley, spices and margarine.

Preparing and Stuffing zucchinis

Wash zucchinis and cut their tops.
Remove the insides of zucchini.
Put 1-2 tablespoons of stuffing, don't fill the whole zucchini with stuffing to give space for rice to expand during cooking.
In a large pan arrange stuffed zucchinis in a standing position with their tops facing upwards.
Dissolve tomato paste and salt in 2 cups warm water and add to zucchinis in the pan.
Cover the pan and cook over medium heat until rice and zucchini are done. You can add boiling water if needed.
Arrange stuffed zucchinis in a serving platter.
Serve hot.

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