This stuffed Stuffed Vegetable recipe with exotic flavours from Italy reflects a deep sense of Tuscan flavors.  The combination was great and served for lunch or even as an entree, this one works well and truly very tasty.


1 tsp olive oil
500g beef mince
1 ¼ cups long grain rice, washed well
1 x 35g sachet  Rice Cookers Beef & Tomato Rice
1 cup (250ml) canned, crushed tomatoes
½ cup fresh basil, chopped
6 small zucchinis or 2 medium eggplants


1. Heat oil in a frying pan and brown beef then add to the rice cooker insert pot. Place washed rice,  Rice Cookers recipe base, crushed tomatoes and 400ml water into the rice cooker insert pot and stir.

2. Cover with lid and press selector control to COOK (DO NOT REMOVE LID during cooking). Cook until the selector control switches to KEEP WARM.

3. Stir through the chopped basil, then remove rice mix and keep warm. Clean rice cooker insert pot.

4. Slice vegetables in half lengthways, hollow out, fill with rice mix and stack filled vegetables into cooker being careful not to spill filling. (Alternatively, halve crossways and hollow out vegetables with a teaspoon, so that they can stand snugly in cleaned rice cooker insert pot, then fill with rice mix.) Drizzle ¼ cup (65ml) boiling water into pot. Cover with lid and press selector control to COOK (DO NOT REMOVE LID during cooking). Cook until the selector control switches to KEEP WARM. Stand for 10 minutes, then serve with fresh yoghurt.


  1. Sure looks delicious! I guess I’ll make a hamburger patty tonight. Wow, I feel like a dud. I spend too much time writing. My excuse. I am coming back to these fabulous recipes one day. Keep them coming

  2. Never ending yum on your site! Thanks!

  3. Yes, I could eat this right now!

  4. moondustwriter Says:

    yum – I do something similar with bell peppers. Never thought of zucchini or eggplant


  5. love eggplant..

  6. wow..thanks for the share! im definitely going to get some of these.. yum!! imma do one some time 😉

  7. Oh my goodness, they look delicious, Amanda! 🙂

  8. Yum! Yum! Stuffed, roasted veggies are among my favorite eats. Tasty and so portable for outings and great for buffet. Just lovely! Thanks –

    As you can see, I’m catching up on your blog today . . . makes for a wonderful Sunday. Hope all is well with you today, Amanda. Hugs –

    • As you can hook my smile around my ears at this moment….all these wonderful comments from you!!!!! I love it so…thanks Jamie…it’s Monday afternoon and all is very well. Much love gorgeous girl oxox

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