Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms
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Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6-8 minutes


  • One cup cooked rice
  • Two scallions (spring onions) finely sliced
  • One clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Three tablespoons Parmesan, grated
  • Two tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Two tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • One small tomato, seeded
  • Two teaspoons capers
  • Two eggs, separated
  • 12-16 zucchini blossoms
  • balsamic vinegar for sprinkling
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl combine garlic, scallions, rice, cheese, dill, parsley, tomato, capers, salt and pepper.
  2. Lightly beat egg yolks in a different bowl then stir into rice mixture.
  3. Beat egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Gently fold into rice mixture.
  4. Hold zucchini blossoms open and fill each one three-fourths full with rice mixture, folding petals over to hold mixture in.
  5. Partially pour a pot or wok with water and bring to a rapid simmer. Make sure the steamer does not touch the water.
  6. Line a 30 cm (12 inch) steamer basket or bamboo steamer with parchment paper or banana leaves and carefully place zucchini blossoms in a circle.
  7. Put over water, cover and steam for 6-8 minutes until cooked.
  8. Serve hot with a sprinkling of balsamic vinegar.