Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers
This meatless stuffed pepper recipe uses seasoned brown rice as the stuffing. It is a delicious alternative to meat based recipes. This is a guide about brown rice stuffed peppers.
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An easy fall dish that's healthy and delicious!
Total Time: 90 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings, 6 pepper halves
- 3 bell peppers
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 cup crushed tomatoes
- 12 oz extra lean ground beef (I used 95%)
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp garlic salt
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Slice the peppers in half length wise and scoop out seeds and pith. Rinse and set in a baking dish, cut side up.
- Saute' garlic and onion in olive oil for 5 minutes or until softened. Add in ground beef and cook until brown.
- Cook rice as directed. Add in tomatoes, garlic salt, and ground beef mixture in last 5 minutes of cooking.
- Bake peppers alone for 15 minutes at 350 F. Then spoon stuffing mixture evenly over peppers, returning to oven to bake for 30 minutes at 400 F.
- Add mozzarella cheese evenly over peppers. Broil for 5 minutes or until browned.
- Serve up with tomato sauce if desired.