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                 MELONS STUFFED WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Rice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       sm           Melons -- cantaloupe is a good
                         -choice
                         -----FOR STUFFING-----
      1/3   c            Oil
    2       c            Carrots -- thinly sliced
    2       tb           Raisins -- seedless
    1       t            -Salt
      1/2   ts           -Pepper
    1       c            Green apple -- chopped
    1       c            Green onion -- chopped
                         -green part only
      1/2   c            Lemon rind -- grated
    3       c            Rice -- cooked
                         -----FOR TOPPING-----
    1       tb           Oil
    2       tb           Pine nuts
 
   Cut each melon in half and remove and discard the seeds. Scoop out the
   fruit and reserve. Heat 1/2 cup oil in large skillet. Add the carrots and
   raisins. Saute together until the carrots are soft. Add the salt, pepper,
   apple, green onion and lemon rind. Continue cooking until the apples are
   soft. Remove from heat and cool. Preheat oven to 325F. Combined the sauteed
   mixture with cooked rice and stuff the melons. Chop up two cups of the
   reserved melon & arrange on top of the stuffing. Place the stuffed melons
   in a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a small pan
   and brown the pine nuts, being careful not to let them burn. Sprinkle on
   top of baked melons and serve. SERVES: 6 SOURCE: _The Yemenite Cookbook_ by
   Zion Levi and Hani Agabria
  
 
 
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