What is the best part about visiting your childhood home? Mom’s home cooking of course. I love Lebanese food. I am an amateur cook when it comes to middle eastern cuisine, but my mom definitely is not. This is one of my favorite dishes, and I will include the recipe for you. If you’re intersted in learning the tricks of the Lebanese cook, you should buy the cookbook called “A Taste of Lebanon” by Mary Salloum. It’s an old cookbook, but it’s the best. Hope you enjoy the photos, and if you make it yourself, “Sahtain” (To your good health).
3/4 cup rice (washed and drained)
1 cup ground beef
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter
1 5 ounze can tomato paste
Cut off the growth end of zucchini. Hollow them out by using a table knife, or apple corer. removing the pulp and leaving a 1/4 inch wall. Be careful not to pierce walls, set aside.
Set oven at 400°F.
Mix all other ingredients together except tomato paste and water. Stuff the zucchini with the mixture. Lay side by side in a roasting pan. Mix the tomato paste with 1 cup water and pour over the stuffed zucchini. Then add enough water to cover. Cover and bake for 60 minutes until rice is cooked.
Tip: You can add pine nuts to the mixture for a yummy crunchPin It