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Stuffed zucchini in an lemon sauce
Stuffed zucchini in an lemon sauce
Method
  • Wash the zucchini well and cut off their stems.
  • Remove a slice off each end and keep them as a “lid”.
  • Carefully scoop out the flesh with a spoon from both sides.
  • Finely chop the flesh and set aside.
  • Finely chop the onion, garlic, carrots and leek.
  • Place a pan over medium to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté the vegetables for 3-4 minutes stirring with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the zucchini flesh and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the wine and allow it to evaporate for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the rice, finely chopped herbs, salt, pepper and the 200 g of water.
  • Mix well and remove from heat.
  • Use a spoon to fill ¾ of each zucchini because the rice will fluff up.
  • Cover each end with the “lids” you cut off of the zucchini.
  • Place in a wide pot and add the remaining olive oil.
  • Add 600 g water, cover with lid and simmer for 35-45 minutes, until the zucchini softens and the rice cooks.

For the lemon sauce

  • Dilute the bouillon cube in the hot water and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a pot.
  • Add the flour and sauté. Gradually add the diluted bouillon cube in batches. Whisk well with each addition so that no lumps are formed in the mixture.
  • When you have added all of it, cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Whisk for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve over stuffed zucchini.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

147
Calories (kcal)
7 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

7.0
Total Fat (g)
10 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.1
Saturated Fat (g)
16 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

12.6
Total Carbs (g)
5 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

1.6
Sugars (g)
2 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.5
Protein (g)
15 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.4
Fibre (g)
6 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.15
Sodium (g)
3 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.