• 4servings
  • 65minutes
  • 420calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsA, B1, B2, B3, B12, C, P
MineralsNatrium, Fluorine, Chromium, Silicon, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 large courgettes, about 230g each 150g long-grain rice

  2. 2 firm tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  3. 1 egg, lightly beaten

  4. 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

  5. 375g lean minced lamb

  6. 1 onion, chopped

  7. 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  8. 250g passata or a lightly diluted tomato sauce

  9. 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried

  10. 4 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan

  11. salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (gas 5). Cut each courgette in half lengthways and scoop out the pulpy centre with a teaspoon, leaving an outside shell, 1cm thick. Reserve the pulp, and chop lightly.

  2. Place the courgettes in a shallow baking dish or roasting tin, cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes or until tender – they should pierce easily with a fork.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the rice in a pan of lightly salted boiling water for 12–15 minutes until just tender. Drain, allow to stand for 5 minutes, then add the chopped plum tomatoes, egg, mint, if using, and pepper to season. Set aside.

  4. Fry the lamb over a medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned. Add the onion and garlic, cook for a further 5 minutes until the onion has softened. Stir in the passata, reserved courgette pulp and rosemary. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10–15 minutes. Stir in the rice mixture and mix together.

  5. Spoon the stuffing mixture into the courgette ‘boats’ and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake for 15–20 minutes until golden and crispy on top. Serve immediately.


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