Stuffed Zucchini (Sam’s Favourite)
A quick, healthy meal for the whole family!
1 lb of extra lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 to 1.5 cups COOKED basmati or jasmine rice (or whatever you usually use)
3-4 med/large-ish zucchini (although i have done it with smaller so that each person gets their OWN whole zucchini – but they are harder to clean out)
Brown ground meat and season LIBERALLY with black pepper; drain put aside to cool a bit. Cut the top off each zucchini and scoop out the white (i put the insides thru the food processor and then into the freezer to be added to future soups but otherwise you can toss the insides). Mix cooled rice in with the ground meat; I only use pepper to season but you can use anything you have. Stuff the hollowed out zucchinis and place in a large fry pan. Cover with crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce -left over spaghetti sauce also works well. Cook over low heat for about 15 – 20 mins turning the zucchini’s regularly
Serve with some nice fresh Italian bread!