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Very tasty! I used yellow summer squash instead of zucchini as we prefer it. I soaked the rice while dh and I went for walk so it was a bit over an hour. I decided to cut my pepper shells in half b/c I wanted them to be same height as my squash. I used 1 1/2 cups of rice and that was too much-think 1 cup would have been better. I used 2 teaspoons of Iraqi Curry Powder but wished I had used more but did not want to taste raw meat and rice to figure it out. I placed the stuffed veggies in the largest diameter frying pan I had available. I also simmered for first stage about 45 minutes-b/c I wanted the rice on top to get done at top of veggies I covered pan. Then I added the remaining meat rice mixture and that part I forgot to time. I think that tomato paste should be mixed in with the water so it does not clump in certain spots. Thank you UmmBinat for sharing.