Egyptian Cuisine – ” Cousa With Minced Meat and Bacon “


  • 1 kg zucchini
  • ¼ tsp salt
    • The Stuffing:
      • 4 chopped onions
      • 4 chopped tomatoes
      • ½ cup short grain rice
      • Parsley, chopped
      • Dill, chopped
      • Corriander, chopped
      • 1 cup vegetable, chicken or beef broth
      • 1 tsp cumin
      • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
      • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
      • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
      • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
      • 1 tbsp tomato paste
      • Salt and pepper to taste




Preparing the zucchini:

– Hollow out the zucchini after washing it.
– Sprinkle zucchini with salt and leave it aside in a tub of water.

Step 1: Mix the ingredients of the stuffing together then add the seasoning.
Step 2: Start stuffing the zucchini with the rice stuffing and fill them 3/4 of the way through.
Step 3: Add each stuffed zucchini in a deep pot standing, open side facing up.
Step 4: Stuff the remaining zucchini add them to the pot.
Step 5: Add the broth around the zucchini until it fills about 1/4 of the pot.
Step 6: Bring the pot to a boil on medium-high heat then let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 7: Lower the heat, cover, and let it cook for 20 minutes.
Step 8: Served with salad and a choice of protein.


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