Sun On Your Plate #03 – Pepper

sun-on-your-plateStuffed Peppers

Makes 2 servings

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 235 ml or 1 cup water
  • 100 gr or ½ cup uncooked Arborio rice
  • 2 green bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 15 ml or 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 gr or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 gr or 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 gr or ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 gr or 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 75 gr or ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

TO MAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 200° C or 400° F.
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  4. Stir in the rice.
  5. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  7. Place the peppers cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Roast 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender and skin starts to brown.
  9. While the peppers are roasting, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  10. Cook the onions, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, and freshly ground black pepper in oil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  11. Stir in the tomato, and cook for 5 minutes.
  12. Spoon in the cooked rice, and stir until heated through.
  13. Remove from heat, mix in the feta cheese, and spoon the mixture into the pepper halves.
  14. Return to the oven for 5 minutes.
  15. Serve immediately.

Note 1: Make these peppers the night after making a stir fry, to use up extra cooked rice. You can also stuff the peppers with leftover risotto from the previous night’s dinner.
Note 2: If you find that the salt in the feta is plenty, don’t add any extra.

green-bell-pepperENJOY !

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 385
Total Fat 15.2g
Saturated Fat 6.7g
Cholesterol 33mg
Sodium 995mg
Total Carbohydrates 52.6g
Dietary Fiber 4.5g
Protein 10.8g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20130620-Sun-on-a-plate-Bell-Peppers

2 thoughts on “Sun On Your Plate #03 – Pepper

  1. In my dreams that’s me! [I wish]

    I have no idea, saw it somewhere on the net, and it screamed “SUMMER” to me. Just copy the background for the whole picture.

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