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Rice Stuffed Peppers

Delicious rice stuffed peppers are really easy to make but I must warn you, they are quite addictive and actually, they are even nice cold. I don't mean stone cold of course, but room temperature.

I'm pretty sure I could live on these alone; no hang on, I would also want the Greek salad too!

Rice stuffed peppers

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Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I got the idea for these stuffed peppers from a Jamie Oliver recipe. But he adds pistachios to his, which I didn't fancy.

How to Make Rice Stuffed Peppers

Start by gathering and preparing all the ingredients. Cut each pepper in half lengthways keeping the stalk intact (of your stuffing will escape!

Add a tablespoon of oil to a frying pan and fry the onions and grated carrots whilst stirring, for about 10 minutes so they are nice and soft.

Add the tomato and the chilli and garlic along with the herbs and spices and cook for a couple of minutes more.

Onions, carrots and spices in a frying pan

Add the rice and stir for a minute. Then add just half of the stock and cook for about 7 minutes while stirring. keep the rest of the stock for in a bit.

Rice filling for stuffed peppers

Fill each pepper with the rice mixture and preheat your oven to 200c/400f or gas 6

Add the tomato puree (paste in the US) to the rest of the stock along with the honey and add a small over the top of each pepper and pour the rest into the bottom of the dish.

Stuffed peppers ready for the oven

Drizzle with a little olive oil and cover the dish tightly with kitchen foil and pop it into your preheated oven (middle shelf) for around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Sprinkle over the chopped parsley.

Rice stuffed peppers out of the oven

What to Serve with Rice Stuffed Peppers

Serve with a nice Greek salad or some nice fresh crusty bread.

Greek salad in a white bowl

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Rice Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Yield: 2
Author: Jan Bennett
Rice Stuffed Peppers

Rice Stuffed Peppers

So easy and tasty too! Just double the ingredients to serve four.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 1 H & 15 MTotal time: 1 H & 30 M

Ingredients

Main ingredients
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 small onion - finely chopped
  • 1 carrot - peeled and grated
  • 1 tomato - seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 red chilli - deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
Herbs and spices
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Other ingredients
  • 100g long grain rice - uncooked
  • 400ml stock - made from 1 x Knorr stock cube (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree (tomato paste if you're in the US)
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • small bunch of flat-leaf parsley - leaves picked and finely chopped

Instructions

Prepare the filling
  1. Start by gathering and preparing all the ingredients. Cut each pepper in half lengthways keeping the stalk intact (or your stuffing will escape!
  2. Add a tablespoon of oil to a frying pan and fry the onions and grated carrots whilst stirring, for about 10 minutes so they are nice and soft.
  3. Add the tomato and the chilli and garlic along with the herbs and spices and cook for a couple of minutes more.
  4. Add the rice and stir for a minute. Then add just half of the stock and cook for about 7 minutes while stirring. 
  5. Keep the rest of the stock for in a bit.
Preheat your oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  1. Using your hands rub each pepper half with a little olive oil and put them into a suitably sized dish.
  2. Fill each pepper with the prepared rice mixture.
  3. Add the tomato puree to the rest of the stock that you saved earlier along with the honey.
  4. Give it a good stir and pour a small over the top of each pepper and pour the rest into the bottom of the dish.
  5. Drizzle the peppers with a little olive oil.
  6. Cover the dish tightly with kitchen foil and pop it into your preheated oven (middle shelf) for around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  7. By this time the peppers should be nice and soft and the rice stuffing fully cooked.  
  8. Sprinkle over the chopped parsley.
  9. Serve with a nice Greek salad or some nice fresh crusty bread.
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