Middle Eastern Kousa Mahshi Recipe

Kousa Mahshi
Stuffed zucchini "Kousa Mahshi" is very common in most Middle aEastern countries. Try stuffed green or red peppers for a delicious variation on this theme.

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  • Type
  • Meat
  • Level
  • Advanced
  • Prep Time
  • 1 Hour
  • Total Time
  • 3 Hours
  • Yield
  • 8 Servings
Tools You Will Need:
1 small bowl
1 metal pot
1 medium bowl
Mixing spoon
1 small frying pan
Small paring knife
9x12 pen
1 cup
1 tbsp
1 tsp
7 oz Ground beef or turkey meat
8 Medium zucchinis
1 cup short grain brown rice
1 32 oz can chopped canned tomato, drained
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
4 tbsp lemon juice 
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1. Preparing the Zucchini:

cut stems off with a paring knife. Remove the inside creating a hollow
center (leave approximately ¼ thick shell intact). Wash zucchini
thoroughly and retain the filling for other uses.

2. Preparing the filling:

Cook brown rice according to directions on the package.

3. In a lightly greased frying pan, fry 2 minced cloves of garlic for 30
seconds or until fragrant. Add the meat and brown with constant stirring
(approximately 5 minutes on medium heat). Remove from heat and let
cool for 10 minutes.

4. Preparing the sauce:

in a medium bowl, mix the olive oil, the tomatoes, the black pepper, the
salt, the lemon juice, and the remaining garlic

5. Finishing up:

Preheat oven to 375F. Mix the meat and the brown rice thoroughly.

Stuff each zucchini with the mixture. Arrange stuffed vegetables on the
pen and spoon sauce over them.

6. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. 
Best Served With: Pita Chips

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Rate and Review This Recipe

I loved this recipe, the dish came out with a rich taste, and also the rest of my family loved it
Kate b, Wed Apr 21, 2010