Thursday, January 21, 2010

Food: Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

I cooked up some quinoa a couple nights ago which was completely uninspired. In an effort to redeem my cooking abilities I decided to take make these stuffed peppers with the leftovers. The recipe below is adapted from this recipe I found on Allrecipes.com.

2 cups veggie broth
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 red bell peppers, halved and seeded
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon 21 Seasonings Salute
ground black pepper, to taste
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
-Rinse quinoa then prepare (according to package) with veggie broth, set aside.
-Place the peppers, cut-side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Roast 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender and skin starts to brown.
-While the peppers are roasting, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onions, basil, 21 Seasoning Salute, garlic and pepper in oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato, and cook for 5 minutes. Spoon in the cooked rice, and stir until heated through. Remove from heat, mix in the non-fat feta cheese, and spoon the mixture into the pepper halves.
-Return to the oven for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

This dish turned out so good! So much flavor. In fact, Farilla referred to it as a meal good enough to serve to guests! Aww, thanks honey! Worth noting, the listed spice measurements are just estimates. I highly suggest adding all the seasonings to taste. Fortunately we had a little leftover quinoa so tonight I'll be stuffing some marinated Portabella mushroom caps. Mmmm.


  1. Yum. I have a recipe you might like, cous cous (or however you spell it) in peppers. I buy the three color (red, orange, yellow) Costco peppers. Coat em with Olive Oil, stuff em and broil em. Good, fast and easy!

  2. I'm gonna make this tomorrow night for some friends! I was thinking it might be good over some lightly dressed salad greens. I'll also prob make a pumpkin soup to go along with it.


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