Healthy stuffed peppers with rice recipe you will love to make.
The easiest Stuffed Pepper Recipe I have come across so far. I bet you’ll make this recipe more than once. Another easy to make, versatile, one dish recipe.
The recipe calls for only 2 peppers in any color, red, green, yellow or orange, but you can easily double the recipe to easily feed a family of four or six. You will fill the peppers with a mixture made from instant rice, spices and hamburger, ground chuck or ground turkey. Turkey is a healthier and less expensive meat alternative.
This is another recipe from our ‘Easy Recipes for Two‘ video series. Watch the video to follow along and see how I stuff delicious peppers with the instant rice & meat mixture.
Stuffed Peppers With Instant Rice Recipe
Stuffed Peppers With Instant Rice Recipe Ingredients:
- 2 Peppers (green, red, yellow or orange)
- 1/2 pound Ground Beef, chuck or ground turkey
- 1/4 cup of uncooked Instant Rice
- 1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
- 2 Tbsp. of finely chopped onions
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Egg
- 1 cup of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (optional)
- 1/2 Tbsp. of fresh parsley or oregano (optional)
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut tops of peppers and set aside, remove seeds and wash.
Combine meat, instant rice, tomato juice and half of the tomatoes, onions, sauce, egg and spices. Mix well.
Stuff the peppers with the mixture.
Place peppers in a greased oven safe baking dish and cover with tops of your peppers.
Add the the rest of the tomatoes to the remaining meat and rice mixture. Place in and around the peppers.
Cover the dish with a layer of tin foil.
Bake for 45 minutes or until the meat is fully cooked.
As you can see in the video, we had plenty of food for one meal. The peppers were fully cooked, even without blanching them first. Using the instant rice makes this a very easy, one step meal.
We had this healthy dish for lunch with a side of cucumber salad.
How do you blanch peppers before stuffing?
You blanch peppers before stuffing if you prefer your peppers to taste milder, with a softer texture. It also takes away some of the bitterness. Bring a medium sized pot of water and a pinch of salt to a boil and let the peppers simmer for about two minutes. Don’t overcook them! Remove the peppers from the pot and hold them under cold water to stop the cooking process.
Watch our Stuffed Peppers and Instant Rice video
Step by step cooking instructions and tips about this healthy dish.
With only five minutes of prep time and 45 minute cooking time, you can’t go wrong if you’re looking for a healthy weeknight dinner idea. Try our home made, healthy stuffed pepper with instant rice recipe tonight.
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