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Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Looking for an easy Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers recipe? Learn how to make Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by eilerr

Makes 4 servings



Flavorful vegetarian stuffed red peppers.

Recipe Ingredients for Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers

4 red bell peppers, halved
1/2 c Orzo
1 c chickpeas, rinsed
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 ounces baby spinach, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped (or 1 tsp dried oregano)
3/4 c crumbled feta cheese, divided
1/4 c sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), chopped
1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers

  1. Halve peppers lengthwise through the stems, leaving the stems attached. Remove the seeds and white membrane. Place the peppers cut-side down in a large microwave-safe dish. Add 1/2 inch water, cover and microwave on High until the peppers are just softened, 7 to 9 minutes. Let cool slightly, drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  3. Mash chickpeas into a chunky paste with a fork, leaving some whole.

  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add spinach and oregano and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in the orzo, chickpeas, 1/2 cup feta, tomatoes, vinegar and salt; cook until heated though, about 1 minute. Divide the filling among the pepper halves and sprinkle each pepper with some of the remaining 1/4 cup feta.

Categories

Beans, Pasta, Main Dish, Greek, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 306.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
429
Calories from Fat
122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.5g
21%
Saturated Fat
5.1g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
513mg
21%
Potassium
1024mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
59.8g
20%
Dietary Fiber
14.0g
56%
Sugars
14.3g
Protein
19.2g
Vitamin A 160% Vitamin C 283%
Calcium 27% Iron 35%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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