While surfing around looking at recipes (as I have said before, I am not a chef and I do not make up my own recipes but I do like to cook) I found this recipe at KeepYourDietReal.com. I always wanted to try a stuffed bell pepper dish and being that these were vegetarian style my wife would be able to enjoy them as well.
Here is what I used:
6 large bell peppers (red, orange, yellow)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1.5 cups of Instant Rice
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 zucchini, washed and diced
1 yellow squash, washed and diced
1 red onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 Jalepeno pepper, rinsed, seeded, and diced
This is what I did:
Next I filled a pot about 3/4 full of water and placed the peppers and the tops in the water. Put the pot on high heat and let the water start to boil for about 3 to 4 minutes.
Meanwhile I cooked my rice. I am sure that instant brown rice is not as good as regular brown rice but sometimes I just need instant.
After the bell peppers have been in the boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes I took them out and put them in a baking dish just big enough for them to stand up next to each other and have the tops in there with them as well.
In a sauce pan, saute the garlic, onion, zucchini, yellow squash, jalapeno pepper, carrots, and olive oil on medium-high heat. I did this for about 8 minutes to let the ingredients get tender. Then I added the beans and stirred.
When everything was done cooking I put about 1/4 cup of brown rice in each bell pepper and then veggie mix. It is hard to say how much per pepper since the size of each pepper was different. I just sort of tried to divide it up evenly.
Have you ever made stuffed bell peppers? What ingredients do you like to stuff into them?