Quinoa or Rice Stuffed Peppers

This is a very heart friendly recipe and has no meat in it at all. Has tons of flavor and very filling. This dish freezes well for futire meals. Quinoa provides whole-grain goodness and a serving of protein. If you don't have quinoa you can use minute rice instead.

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2hrs 10mins
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  • 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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  1. oishieats
    I made this with quinoa, no deviations from the recipe, and it was superb! Even the non-vegetarian, non-veggie lovers in my house loved it! Thanks for sharing.
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  2. PennyG
    This is delicious! The only think I changed was that I didn't have any cumin, so I used curry powder instead. I can't wait to try it with cumin. Thanks for sharing this healthy, well rounded recipe.
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  3. tomatolater
    We tried this recipe with rice (I precooked it and skipped the 2 cups of water) and it was delicious!!! This will become a regular menu item in our house. I've also tried it with kidney beans with excellent results. The stuffing is a great meal all on its own or inside red peppers. This dish is satisfying and well balanced and can be served as a complete meal without the need for side dishes or it can be served as a side dish itself. Wonderful. Thank you for such a great recipe.
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  4. makhubbard somewher
    This is a very heart friendly recipe and has no meat in it at all. Has tons of flavor and very filling. This dish freezes well for futire meals. Quinoa provides whole-grain goodness and a serving of protein. If you don't have quinoa you can use minute rice instead.
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