Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Submitted by carmen_wald

Makes 8 servings



From http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/quinoa-stuffed-peppers-2/

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
2 tbs. olive oil
2 1/2 cup [11143] stalk,+medium+7-1/2"+-+8"+long ribs celery
1 tbs. ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
28 oz. diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved
15 oz. Bush's black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
3 large carrots, grated
6 oz 1 1/2 cups grated reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese, divided
4 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs removed

Recipe Directions for Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

  1. 1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook 5 minutes, or until soft. Add cumin and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in spinach and drained tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated.

  2. 2. Stir in black beans, quinoa, carrots, and 2 cups water. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Stir in 1 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

  3. 3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour liquid from tomatoes in bottom of baking dish.

  4. 4. Fill each bell pepper half with heaping 3/4-cup quinoa mixture, and place in baking dish. Cover with foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with 1 Tbs. remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes more, or until tops of stuffed peppers are browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and drizzle each with pan juices before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 361.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
268
Calories from Fat
91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.1g
16%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
443mg
18%
Potassium
952mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
34.7g
12%
Dietary Fiber
9.1g
36%
Sugars
8.7g
Protein
14.2g
Vitamin A 248% Vitamin C 202%
Calcium 28% Iron 21%
* 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 calcium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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