Saudi Arabia: Hashu

Hashu / Karen E Photography

Jackie Cameron
Hashū is a meat stuffing with rice. It can be served as is, or can be added to other dishes as meatballs. Soaked rice is mixed with meat and spices. It can also be stuffed into almost any vegetable, which is called mehshi (pronounced meche-she). Sounds scrumptious but then I am a sucker for stuffed vegetables, even if it is a very old-fashioned dish!
— Jackie Cameron

Hashu (Meat Stuffing with Rice and Spices)


  • 450gr Beef Mince
  • 1/3 cup Rice, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 30ml Olive Oil
  • 5ml All Spice
  • 5ml Cinnamon Powder
  • 5ml fine ORYZ  Salt
  • 1.25ml Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Onion


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Then this stuffing can be stuffed in almost any vegetable (potatoes, brinjal, squash, onion, cabbage and so many more), then cooked in the oven, until the mince is cooked and the vegetables are soft.