I didn’t get home until 9pm tonight, so I had to break my “no-snacking-after-8pm” rule, because there was no way I was skipping dinner 😉 I was trying to decide what to make, but I knew I wanted to eat FAST. The green pepper chillin in the fridge was looking like it needed to be used. So I started there. I’d been wanting to try a stuffed pepper recipe, so here’s what I threw together:
Easiest Stuffed Pepper Recipe Ever
- 1 medium green bell pepper
- 1/3 cup rice
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup mixed veggies (I used frozen broccoli, carrots and mushrooms)
- 1 piece light Sargento cheese (optional, of course)
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (I highly recommend this, especially if you don’t use the string cheese)
- Hot sauce, chili powder, garlic salt, & crushed red peppers
Slice the top off your green pepper and pop that baby in the oven @ 350 for about 15 minutes. While that’s in the oven, saute your rice, onion, and veggies in a skillet. (That was redundant. An onion is a vegetable. Ok, moving on.)
If you’re not lazy like me, and you’re using uncooked rice, then cook the rice separately! (Mine was frozen in the bag of veggies. I told you this was easy.) Then chop up the cheese and put it in the pepper with your cooked veggies. Stick it back in the oven for ~15 minutes, or until the pepper is soft and the cheese has browned a bit.
Slice it open and top with your spices and nutritional yeast. Rejoice that you just made a delicious dinner in half an hour. And if you covered your pan with foil, you pretty much don’t have any dishes to clean. I know, awesome.
Edited: I updated this with a new picture (since the old one was horrid!) and in this version, I used quinoa instead of rice.
This picture is pre-nooch, because sadly, I didn’t think about adding the nutritional yeast until after I’d started eating. And once I was eating, I was not stopping to take pictures 😉 I know it’s not exactly photogenic (I should have added some tomatoes or red pepper for color, but I didn’t have any) but trust me, what it lacks in look it makes up for in taste!
What would do you like to put into your stuffed peppers? Or for that matter, have you ever stuffed a pepper?