The first time that I tasted the stuffed zucchinis was, at my in-law’s house during my first pregnancy and it was so good… This dish is so fulfilling!
I do not know why but I feel that I have a special connection with Middle Eastern cuisine.
Authentic stuffed zucchini
- 500g ground beef meat
- 500g washed risotto rice
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp 7 spices
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil or olive oil
- 18 cored zucchinis, medium size
- 1 1/2 cup of pomi tomato sauce (passata)
- Cinnamon (powder or stick)
- Chopped mint
Core the zucchinis with a coring tool, keep the zucchinis leftover for soup or vegetable rice (optional)
Mix the meat with the washed rice, add the spices and the oil.
Fill every zucchini with the rice/meat mixture. Do not overfill! Place them in a big saucepan.
Pour salt, tomato sauce, spices, and water.
After boiling, allow cooking for 1 hour on low heat.
If the water is evaporating too much just put the lid on.
Once ready, remove from the saucepan and serve with the sauce and some greek yogurt.