Stuffed Green Peppers - Pine Nuts Recipe

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Stuffed Green Peppers - Pine Nuts

J White Harris

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@JWhiteH

This makes a great side dish that can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

6
green peppers
3/4 c
(6 oz) pine nuts
4 large
onions
olive oil, as needed
2-1/2 c
long-grain rice
1/2 c
currants
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
1 Tbsp
sugar, and water to cover
1/2 c
mint
1 tsp
allspice, ground
lemon slices
tomato wedges
1/2 c
chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 Tbsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Choose medium-sized green peppers. Wash them and cut out the stems. Core with an apple-corer or paring knife.
2
Make the stuffing by lightly frying the pine nuts and chopped onions in 2 Tbsp olive oil. Add the washed rice and cook, stirring, for five minutes.
3
Add the currants, salt, pepper and sugar. Pour in water to about twice the depth of the other ingredients in the pot and simmer until the water is absorbed. Add mint, allspice and lemon juice.
4
When cool, stuff each pepper loosely, as the rice will swell. Cover open end of pepper with a slice of tomato like a lid. Set the stuffed peppers in a single layer in a large pan or dish. Sprinkle with salt and sugar, drizzle a little olive oil and 1 cup of water over them and simmer very slowly until the peppers are just tender. Decorate with chopped parsley, lemon slices and tomato slices or wedges, and refrigerate. Serve cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian