Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers


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For a meatless alternative to most stuffed pepper recipes, try this flavorful mix of onion, garlic, mushrooms, pepper, and rice.

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4 servings


  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 C. mushrooms
  • 1/2 C. regular long-grain rice
  • 1-2/3 C. water
  • 1/4 C. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 green peppers

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender and liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add rice, 1 C. water, basil, salt, and black pepper; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cut off top from each pepper; reserve tops. Remove seeds and cut thin slice from bottom of each pepper so it will sit flat. In 5-quart saucepot, heat 3 qts. water to boiling. Add peppers and their tops and cook 5 minutes. Remove and place, stem side down, on paper towels to drain. When drained, stand peppers in 8-inch square baking dish. Spoon rice mixture into peppers and replace tops. Pour remaining 2/3 C. water into baking dish. Cover with foil and bake until peppers are tender, about 30 minutes.

Reviews (4)

  • I took Dee_KD's advise and added a can of Rotel Lime and Cilantro and also added cheese just prior to stuffing the bell peppers. It turned out very tasty.

    Flag as inappropriate DesiAst  |  January 4, 2009

  • I would cook my rice in chicken broth, with onion and garlic powder in the broth.

    Flag as inappropriate dawanda  |  September 7, 2008

  • very delicious, and very healthy, barely any fat!
    Little more taste would be nice, but could not figure out what's missing.

    Flag as inappropriate GermanChef  |  July 17, 2008

  • for a spicy hit add some rotel tomatoes and garlic take out the basil and add some cayenne pepper in its place for a tasty "mexican-ish" meal that everyone will love!!!

    Flag as inappropriate dee_kd  |  March 1, 2008

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