Stuffed Peppers

I remember the first time I ever came across stuffed peppers was on a back-packing trip around the Greek islands back in 2003!. My wife and I spied all the other tables being served up a fabulous stuffed pepper dish and we vowed to make our own when we got home. Years later I perfected my own version - it's been tweaked along the way (the latest variation being Braggs seasoning which is a new discovery for me to replace the high-sodium soy sauce I previously used). It's one my all time favourite 'comfort food' recipes, and it comes together quicker than you'd think!

 
Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole grain rice
  • 2 Red bell peppers
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 2 Rashers streaky smoked bacon, finely chopped for a wicked flavour
  • 4 green onions including stems finely chopped
  • 1 Chilli finely chopped
  • Big handful of mushrooms chopped
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes (home grown is awesome! ;-) - my wifes recipe for freezer canning our homegrown tomatoes is here)
  • Grated Cheddar cheese
  • Braggs Seasoning & Worcestershire Sauce
Directions

  1. Cook rice according to packet instructions.
  2. Cut pepper in half lengthways (leave stalks in or the mixture will fall out), remove seeds and briefly grill inside first, then turn over and 'fast' grill skin side until skin starts to blister and blacken.
  3. Meanwhile, in a wok lightly fry garlic, chilli, bacon, spring onions & mushrooms. Add to wok ingredients; chopped tomatoes, and Braggs seasoning and Worcestershire sauce to taste. I like to add plenty of black pepper at this point. (To keep it moist add pure tomato juice)
  4. Once rice is cooked add to wok and stir all ingredients together. Taste and amend seasonings as required.
  5. Carefully spoon mixture into peppers and cover with grated cheese. Put under grill until cheese browns.

4 comments :

  1. I can confirm they are very yummy!

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  2. Love the website and the stuffed peppers looks so yummy. Thank you. Love the your blog as well. I assume I cant do the same with green peppers as well?
    Thanks for sharing

    Dr G
    http://www.carenovatemag.com

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, this new blogger appreciates it. And as for using green peppers, sure, why not. I use red as they are more juicy and I prefer them but absolutely try green, experiment and enjoy...

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