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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

A vegetarian version of a Mediterranean classic.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients except for the bell peppers and one tomato for covering the peppers.
  2. Wash peppers and take out the top part and the seeds.
  3. Stuff the peppers with the rice mix with a spoon or your hand.
  4. Cut small pieces from remaining tomato to cover the top part of the peppers.
  5. Press the tomato slice down a bit so that it won’t come out. (This keeps everything moist).
  6. Place the stuffed peppers in an oven dish as tall as the peppers. Pour 2 cups of boiling water on top (you can add a tiny bit of bouillon cube to the water).
  7. Let the peppers boil for 5 minutes on the stovetop. Then, bake it in a preheated oven at 400° F (200° C) for 35-40 minutes until rice is cooked and tops are browned. Check regularly if you don’t want to burn the tops.
  8. Note: the stuffing mixture would usually include olive oil and pine nuts, so instead I sometimes cook the rice with a little vegetable or chicken broth cube and a tablespoon of tomato paste in the water; or add some diced mushrooms, eggplant or other vegetable to the mix to add even more texture or flavor.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 145 calories in 1 serving of Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers.
Calorie break-down: 4% fat, 85% carbs, 11% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 6
Calories 144
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.63g 1%
  Saturated Fat 0.14g 1%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.272g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.194g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Potassium 252mg  
Total Carbohydrate 32.53g 11%
  Dietary Fiber 6.4g 26%
  Sugars 11.26g  
Protein 4.1g  
 
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 398%
Calcium 6% Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
7%
of RDI*
(144 calories)
7% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (85%)
 
Fat (4%)
 
Protein (11%)
Carbohydrates, 32.53g (85%) Fat, 0.63g (4%) Protein, 4.1g (11%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories