Give yourself plenty of prep time for this fabulous stuffed pasta dish. The filling is a delectable mixture of roasted ground meat and vegetables with cream, tomatoes, herbs and cheese. A fresh tomato and basil sauce is the perfect counterpoint.
Essentially, this is a rice pilaf that I have modified ever-so-slightly to be used as a stuffing for a small roasting chicken. The type of nuts, mushroom, and herbs can be varied in any number of ways.