Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stuffed Bellpeppers

We usually try to have a light lunch and today was no exception. But I was out of ideas to make something new today and then when I looked in the refrigerator I found that I had some rice,some bell peppers,pasta sauce and meal starters - all left overs - to finish. So I decided to use all of them and being a cold day decided to use my oven as well to heat up the house. As I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts I typically like to use my oven to heat my house instead of the horrible room heater. In short I achieved all my goals and had a delicious lunch to top.
Morning star meal starters or soy granules-1/2 cup
Cooked long grain white rice-1 cup
Bell peppers-3 nos
Worcestershire sauce-1 tablespoon
Garlic-1/4 teaspoon
Onion-1/4 cup 
Pasta sauce(tomato sauce)-3/4 cup
Salt and Pepper to taste
Italian seasoning-1 teaspoon
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese-3/4 cup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Heat a skillet to medium heat, add about 2 tablespoons of oil .Add onion and garlic and saute for a minute. Now add the meal starters and the other seasonings. When the meal starters are heated through add all the sauces. Finally add the cooked rice to it and stir till till the rice is well coated.
Cut the Bell peppers in half .Remove and discard the  seeds, and the inner membranes of the bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a microwave dish with the hollow side facing up. Microwave for about 3 minutes or till the peppers are tender.Drain the peppers.I like to apply salt and pepper to the inside of the pepper before stuffing the rice.
Spoon an equal amount of the rice mixture into each of the hollowed pepper. Top it with the shredded cheese.
Bake 30 minute in the preheated oven,or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is bubbling.


  1. A new dish with all the old leftovers...nice...its also a great idea to clean out the pantry!!


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  3. Wow, nice idea...I like stuffing too..

  4. Personally i love stuffed bellpeppers, usually i'll go for upma for stuffing..this stuffing sounds very delicious for me;thanks for sharing..

  5. This one looks so rich! its beautiful !
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  6. i love stuffed bell peppers..liked your idea of the stuffing..will try next time I make these :)

    US Masala

  7. Stuffed Bell peppers look so tempting and delicious.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Lovely peppers! Yummy stuffing.. My DH would definitely love this with all the cheese :)

  9. very innovative idea of using leftovers for stuffing.loving it

  10. Looks fabulous and love the cheesy topping!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. I love stuffed peppers,this recipe is another of those fun recipes and love the fact that it uses up stuff in the fridge and makes room for more;)

  12. Loved the stuffed versio..really gud idea...

  13. Nice way to use up all the leftovers.. Stuffed bell pepper looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Keep visiting..


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