Kousa Mahshi Recipe (Stuffed zucchini)
Kousa Mahshi Recipe is easy to prepare and well worth the effort.
If you omit the mince, this simple and tasty dish makes a great vegetarian option, too.
Preparation Time 40 minutes
Cooking Time 60 minutes
Ingredients for Kousa Mahshi Recipe (serves 4)
8 (about 12cm long) white zucchini, stalks trimmed, washed
100g lamb mince
50g (1/4 cup) long-grain rice, washed, drained
1/2 tomato, finely chopped
10g butter, melted
2 tsp water
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
70g (1/4 cup) tomato paste
1/2 tsp salt
Lebanese bread, to serve
Natural yoghurt, to serve
Method of Kousa Mahshi Recipe
1. Use an apple corer or small, sharp knife to remove the flesh from the zucchini, leaving a 5mm-thick border. Wash shells in a bowl of salted water.
2. Combine the mince, rice, tomato, butter, water, allspice and cinnamon in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Fill each zucchini shell about three-quarters full with the rice mixture.
3. Place the zucchini, in a single layer, in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Add tomato paste and salt. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 1 hour or until very tender.
4. Divide among serving dishes and pour over broth. Serve with bread and yoghurt.
That’s the traditional Kousa Mahshi Recipe Hope you like it.