Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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“These peppers stuffed with quinoa taste yummy,” Anna Engle proclaims from Streetsboro, Ohio. “My family and I enjoy them regularly, and I always look forward to leftovers.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 each medium sweet red, yellow and orange peppers
  • 4 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed pepper halves equals 221 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 520 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the broth, water and bay leaf to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Discard bay leaf.
  2. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and discard seeds. In a large kettle, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse in cold water; invert onto paper towels.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the carrots and onions in oil until tender. Add the quinoa, sunflower kernels and seasonings; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Spoon into pepper halves. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until peppers are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Originally published as Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers in Light & Tasty February/March 2006, p63

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed pepper halves equals 221 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 520 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"It was great! Will definitely make again!"

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"A few small changes. I mixed a little parmesean into the quinoa mixture before stuffing. I also opened a can of stewed tomatoes. Used the juice with a little water to "stew" the peppers, and topped the peppers with the tomatoes prior to baking. yum."

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"I've been experimenting with different quinoa recipe and this was good. I found another quinoa pepper recipe that uses South American flavors that I really love too. It's over at a blog called ellebeaugrease.blogspot.com. Great recipes and a good way to use quinoa for dinner."

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Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"Great alternative to stuffing peppers with rice. You can get creative by adding some beans, corn, or diced zucchini."

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Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"very good!"

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