Most Arabic food is based on cooking vegetables with rice and meat. One of the essential tools in the Arabic Kitchen is the hollower. I always carry mine with me wherever I go because it is hard to find other than in the Levant.
Here’s a recipe to another delicious meal prepared by the hollower.
Stuffed Zucchini and Yogurt Sauce
Zucchini (about 2 lbs)
4 Cups of Plain Yogurt
Cup and a half of Rice
1/2 Pound of Ground Beef
Salt & Pepper
2 Cloves of Diced Garlic
One tablespoon of Ground Mint
One tablespoon of Butter
How to prepare:
Cut the stem of the zucchini; hollow and remove the guts of it.
Put rice and ground beef in a pot, adding salt and ground pepper.
Melt the butter and add it to the pot with rice and ground beef, mixing all together.
Take the zucchini and stuff them with the rice and beef mixture, making sure that you only stuff 2/3 of the zucchini so it does not come out during cooking.