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Koussa B Laban

March 23, 2019

Super easy and delicious Lebanese Recipe. Cooked yogurt is a staple in our house, whether it be with kibbe, shish barak or Koussa.

You can always replace the rice with quinoa, or buckwheat for a healthier version.

Koussa B Laban

One of my favourite Lebanese dishes, EVER.
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 4 people


  • 1.5 kg Cored Zucchinis
  • 200 g Minced meat (Beef of Lamb)
  • 1 cup Rice I use Italian
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp All Spice
  • 1 kg Yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 2 tbsp Pinenuts
  • 3 tbsp Dry Mint
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • Olive Oil


  • Core your zucchinis.
  • Fry minced meat in 2tbsp olive oil, once browned add the spices and the rice (make sure you wash the rice before with warm water). Fry them around for a few mins and remove from fire.
  • In a separate pan, using 1tbsp olive oil, fry your pine nuts until golden brown (careful as they burn easily). Add half to the meat and rice mixture.
  • While the meat mixture cools, strain the yogurt into a large pot, add the egg and the corn flour. Turn on the heat to low and KEEP STIRRING until the sides start to bubble (10 min), DO NOT STOP STIRRING.
  • Once yogurt is done, turn off fire and stuff your zucchinis with the meat mixture.
  • Place stuffed zucchinis in a pot and cover with boiling water. Let them simmer for 30 min or until the zucchinis are soft and the rice is cooked.
  • Meanwhile, fry the garlic and dry mint in 1tbsp olive oil and add to the yogurt.
  • Once zucchinis are done, remove from the pot and add them to the yogurt. Decorate with pine nuts and some more dry mint. Serve with rice.

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