Courgettes/Zucchini Stuffed with Spicy Rice

Preparation info

  • For


    people as an accompaniment to a main course
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in

The Rice Book

By Sri Owen

Published 1993

  • About

If the courgettes/zucchini are to be served with drinks, the rice stuffing needs to be bound with egg before they are baked or steamed. If you serve them as an accompaniment to a meat or fish main course, then the egg binding is optional. Choose good, plump courgettes/zucchini, as near the same length and girth as you can find.


  • 6 courgettes/zucchini, weighing 450–500 g/16–18 oz, washed
  • 1.7


Heat the cups water in a saucepan with ½ teaspoon salt. When it boils, put in the courgettes/zucchini whole, and boil for 3 minutes. Remove them with a slotted spoon into a colander. Bring the water to th