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quinoa-stuffed green peppers

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Beth M.
M.V. Island, MA

I found something new that my husband actually enjoys eating on 9/13/11, a memorable date in history: Quinoa(pronounced keen'wah) the organic "whole grain". Quinoa is simple to cook, takes only ten minutes and five minutes resting time. According to the package's "nutrition facts" it contains 5 grams of Protein; 200 mg.Potassium; "0" Cholesterol; "0" Sodium; and it is Gluten Free.

★★★★★ 1
serves 2-4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For quinoa-stuffed green peppers

  • 1 c
    quinoa, rinsed before adding to boiling water
  • 1 1/4 c
    boiling water
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper, partially steamed, and cut in half
  • 1/2 md
    vidalia onion chopped, for sauteing
  • 1 sm
    summer squash, sliced and quartered, for sauteing
  • 1 sm
    zucchini, sliced and quartered, for sauteing
  • 2 md
    plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 sm
    can tomato sauce
  • 1 or 2 pinch
    ground/grated dried garlic to taste
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    grated italian cheese combination for topping

How To Make quinoa-stuffed green peppers

  • 1
    Be sure to rinse quinoa well prior to cooking.
  • 2
    Boiling Quinoa for ten minutes,covered, remove and rest for five minutes, fluff with a fork.
  • 3
    Steam the Bell pepper after removing center/top and seeds, just for about four or five minutes, while you are stirring and sauteing the other vegetables.
  • 4
    Saute all vegetables in olive oil, five or ten minutes, add seasonings.
  • 5
    Place two halves of Bell pepper in oiled casserole,or a small rectangular shallow dish. Stuff pepper halves with Quinoa. Top with sauteed vegetables, and pour tomato sauce over all. Add grated cheese on top of peppers.
  • 6
    Place in preheated 325 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until golden on top. NOTE: Serve with parmesan cheese if desired, and crusty bread for a filling meal. We ate it, and I forgot to take a picture first!
  • 7
    This time I made extra stuffed peppers, using the red bell pepper, and I did not put tomato sauce on one, but I put grated cheddar cheese and mozzarella on mine.