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rice & sweet pepper bowl

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kimberly Kay
Toledo, OH

I found this recipe on the 'Better Homes & Gardens' website; it can be either a vegetarian dish, or you can add meat to it (I added ground sirloin...I mixed it in with the Spanish rice, which is the version shown in the picture).

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min

Ingredients For rice & sweet pepper bowl

  • 4 md
    green or red sweet bell peppers
  • 1 (8.8 oz)
    pouch cooked spanish-style rice
  • 1 (14 oz.) can
    stewed tomatoes
  • 4 (1 oz.) slice
    pepper jack cheese
  • 1 oz
    parmesan cheese
  • fresh oregano (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil

How To Make rice & sweet pepper bowl

  • 1
    Quarter peppers; remove stems, seeds and ribs; place in a 2-quart square microwave-safe baking dish.
  • 2
    Add 2 Tbsp water; cover with parchment and microwave on high 4 minutes, until crisp-tender.
  • 3
    Remove peppers from dish; drain and set aside.
  • 4
    Microwave rice according to package directions; drain tomatoes, reserving 2 Tbsp of liquid.
  • 5
    In a baking dish layer half the peppers (cut sides up), rice, tomatoes, Pepper Jack cheese and remaining peppers (cut sides down); drizzle reserved tomato liquid.
  • 6
    Cover with parchment; microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes, turning once; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 7
    To serve, top with Parmesan and oregano; drizzle with olive oil.

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