Saffron Rice Stuffed Peppers

by - August 24, 2010


Last summer my bell peppers were sad due to the failed "Pillar of Peppers" experiment, but this year they have been growing large and fleshy and great for stuffing. We've already have two dinners with plenty leftovers, and it looks like we will get to have them again tonight! Last summer I posted a recipe for Three Cheese Stuffed Peppers which used bread crumbs and mushrooms, but this summer I have been enjoying using Mahatma Saffron Yellow Rice. This recipe tastes lighter and fresher but still delicious.

Ingredients:

Bell peppers - enough to spread and fill a 9x13" casserole dish
1 5oz package Mahatma Saffron Yellow Rice
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion diced
1 tomato diced
4 oz crumbled feta cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or blend of cheeses
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the rice according to the directions on the package. Brown the ground beef and onions in a skillet and add the diced tomatoes and continue to head for a few minutes. In a bowl, mix together the rice, beef, feta, salt and pepper. Wash the peppers, slice open lengthwise and remove the seeds. Boil for 5 minutes with the lid on and remove and place in the casserole dish. Spoon the stuffing into each pepper and top with the shredded cheese. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until the cheese bubbles.


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3 comments

  1. I've been so impressed with all of the food you grow and cook! Were you this into gardening and cooking back when we were in school? How did you develop these talents??? Both are skills I would LOVE to develop, but can't figure out the how or when :(

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  2. That looks amazing!! I'll have to try but probably with store-bought peppers. My pepper plants routinely only produce one pepper per plant (if that) except for hot peppers which go like gang-busters and leave me with piles of jalepenos!!

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  3. Mindy, I was not into either that much back in high school. I liked playing around in the kitchen, but mainly to make pizza, potatoes, or bean dip. Dad used to garden more and we'd sometime help out a little, but not much. I just talk to people and read articles and magazine to learn more about gardening. As for cooking - if it has cheese, I'm usually happy :)

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