Stuffed Opo Squash – Araa

This is a delicious recipe that shows that simple flavors can render amazing results.

I am posting a slide show for the recipe as a variant of photo posting in details as I am also posting the recipe down below.  Enjoy!

Stuffed Opo Squash – Araa

Serves 6 to 8


  • 3 Kg Opo squash
  • 1½ cup rice
  • 1½ oz ground lean beef meat
  • Water
  • 2- 3 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 Tbsp dried mint
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Salt, Pepper


  1. Peel and chop off the squash head and part of its bottom.
  2. Core the squash. Make sure that there are no seeds left inside because they can create bitterness.
  3. Soak the squash in water till all are cored and ready to be stuffed.
  4. Mix the rice, the meat, the salt and the pepper together and fill up the squash.
  5. Leave some space for the rice to expand when cooked. Be sure not to push in the stuffing, let it be sitting loosely in there.
  6. Line up the squash in the pot with the butter and cover up with water.
  7. Cook on medium heat till all is cooked.
  8. In the meantime pound the garlic with a little salt. Add the lemon and the dried mint and mix.
  9. Add the mixture to the pot, bring to a boil. Leave for 2 to 3 minutes for flavors to combine. Adjust seasoning. Serve with some sauce.


3 responses to “Stuffed Opo Squash – Araa

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  2. Nice! The squash looks tantalizing and I like the slideshow with the Sinatra touch 🙂


  3. I make the one with the same stuffing but with the red tomato-based sauce. I have never heard of making it this way but this looks really nice, I will have to try this. Thanks for posting 🙂