Lean Stuffed Peppers

Lean Stuffed Peppers

This recipe for lean Stuffed Peppers uses fresh peppers, rice and flavorful spices to make perfect vegan stuffed peppers.

Serves

4 Servings

Prep Time

Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 8 large red bell peppers
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 carrot
  • turmeric
  • paprika
  • savory
  • ground cumin
  • ground pepper
  • salt
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat a nonstick skillet with a couple of Tsp of olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped onion and carrot.Stir with a wooden spoon until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the rice and let it cook until it becomes translucent.
  4. Season with spices according to your taste - turmeric, paprika, savory, cumin, salt and pepper. Give it a nice stir allowing the heat to activate the flavor of the spices.
  5. Add 2 cups of hot water or vegetable stock and let it cook until the rice absorbs the liquid.
  6. Remove the seeds from peppers and season the inside with salt to taste.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C/Gas Mark 5.
  8. Start stuffing the peppers with the rice mixture.
  9. Top the end of each pepper in breadcrumbs to form nice and crispy crust.
  10. Place the peppers in big enough baking dish and add some water in the bottom of the dish.
  11. Drizzle some oil over the top of the whole thing and bake them for about 45 minutes or until they are golden brown on top. Serve right away!

There are so many variations of this dish across the world.

  • Somewhere it's made with red peppers, elsewhere with green.
  • Somewhere it's stuffed with minced meat, elsewhere it's not.
  • Somewhere it's covered in egg batter and it's fried, elsewhere it's baked.
  • Somewhere it's served with tomato sauce, somewhere with creme, elsewhere with yogurt.

Wherever you are ... fresh peppers, rice, carrot, onion and flavorful spices ... You don't need anything else to make the perfect vegan stuffed peppers.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size
420 g (2 Peppers)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
298
Total Fat
1.7g
Saturated Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
76mg
Total Carbohydrates
62.3g
Dietary Fiber
9.2g
Sugars
15.8g
Protein
7.2g

Recipe Rating

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Maggie Moore's picture
Very simple and easy to make dish! Love making it in the late summer when we have the best red bell peppers!
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