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Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

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On :
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 3
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  • 3 - large bell peppers, tops sliced off and then seeded (reserve the peppers whole and finely dice the tops that you cut off)
  • 1/2 cup - bread crumbs, mixed with 1/2 tsp oil and 1 tbsp shiro miso (white miso)
  • 1 - medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 - medium potato, finely diced
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/3 cup - Peanuts
  • 2 tsp - Urad Dal (black gram dal)
  • 3/4 cup - brown rice, cooked until tender but chewy
  • 1.5 tbsp - Canola Oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp - Cayenne or other fairly hot Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric (optional)
  • 2 tbsp - chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Stuffed Bell Peppers:

    1. Heat 1 tbsp oil and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the urad dal and peanuts. Stir until lightly browned for about 1 minute.
    2. Add the onions and potatoes. Saute for about 5 minutes until the potatoes become quite tender. Add the turmeric, chilli powder and salt to taste.
    3. Add the chopped portion of the bell peppers and stir in. Cook, stirring, for another 3-4 minutes. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
    4. Turn off heat and stir in the chopped coriander.
    5. Now stuff each of the three bell peppers with the brown rice all the way to the top.
    6. Top each pepper with the bread crumb-miso mixture.
    7. Oil an oven-safe bowl in which you can accommodate all three peppers standing up. Place the bell peppers in it.
    8. Bake in an oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until the bread crumb topping is golden brown.
    9. Serve hot.


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