Quinoa or Rice Stuffed Peppers

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 8 halves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook 5 minutes or until soft. Add Cumin and garlic, and saute for 1 minute. Stir in spinach and drained tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes or until most of the liqued has evaporated.
  • Stir in black beans, quinoa or rice, carrots, and 2 cups of water. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Stir in 1 cup of cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Pour liquid from tomatoes in bottom of baking dish.
  • Fill each bell pepper half with heaping 3/4 c quiona mixture, and place in baking dish. Cover with foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with 1 Tbs. remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and drizzle each peppers with pan juices before serving.
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