Stuffed Red Peppers
Tired of tuna-filled tomatoes and rice-stuffed green peppers? Try this vibrant alternative sent in by Kitty Jones of Chicago, Illinois. Lemon peel and mint enhance the out-of-the-ordinary filling.
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 55 min.
- 1/4 cup uncooked millet, rinsed and drained
- 3/4 cup vegetable broth
- 2 medium sweet red peppers
- 1/3 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 1 green onion, finely chopped
- 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint or 1/2 teaspoon dried mint flakes
- 1 teaspoon shredded lemon peel
- 3/4 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- In a saucepan, bring millet and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until millet is tender and broth is absorbed, about 30-35 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and cool.
- Meanwhile, cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a large saucepan, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
- With a fork, fluff cooled millet. Add the corn, onion, celery, nuts, green onion and seasonings; blend well. Spoon into sweet peppers. Drizzle with oil. Place in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until tender.
Editor's Note: Look for millet in the grains or natural food aisle of your grocery store. 3/4 cup cooked couscous may be substituted for the millet and vegetable broth.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 278 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 666mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 7g protein.
Originally published as Millet-Stuffed Red Peppers in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008
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