Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
I was wanting to try something new and this was a BIG hit with my family.... including my 3 kids!
- 4 chicken sausage (aidell's)
- 1 1⁄2 cups uncooked rice (rinsed well)
- 2 tablespoons Smart Balance light butter spread
- 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 3⁄4 cups water
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1⁄3 cup ketchup
- 2 fresh tomatoes (diced)
- 1 small onion (diced)
- 1 bell pepper (diced)
- 5 green peppers
- rinse rice thoroughly , brown half rice in butter. Add the rest of the rice, water and 1 can of tomato sauce. Mix. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to low, simmer for 20 minute.
- remove casings from chicken sausages and pulse through food processor until ground. brown, add diced tomato and 1 can of tomato sauce. Mix and set aside.
- saute the diced pepper and onion , add to chicken and tomato mixture.
- add rice, mix well.
- Clean and stuff the remaining 5 peppers with rice mixture.
- mix together tomato paste, 1/2 can water, and ketchup and put on top of peppers
- bake in 350 degree oven , covered for 1 hour.
This was a good recipe. I used brown rice and I browned all of it in olive oil. I used apple-maple sausage and canned diced tomatoes. I added some minced garlic to the diced green peppers and onions. Next time I'll also add 1/2 tsp cumin and 1/4 tsp chili powder for some additional flavor. I didn't cook the peppers long enough (35 minutes), so they were a bit too crunchy and my husband didn't care for the ketchup/tomato topping. The filling was very good and I would consider serving it on its own minus whole green pepper. With a little tweaking, I will make this again. Made for PAC Spring 2010.