Rice-stuffed peppers

Peppers have always been a favourite in my household, so these is never really an excess of them. But when there is, there is nothing as good a food treat as this baked and rice-stuffed peppers to get them used up! Here is a great side dish that will match any main meal on your menu. 

Rice-stuffed peppers

Rice-stuffed peppers

Ingredients

2 peppers, 1 bowl of boiled rice, 1 tablespoon each of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, 1 small finely chopped onion, 2 tablespoons of green pesto, grated cheese (optional), a sprinkle of salt and black pepper, oil to cook

Method

  1. Cut the peppers in half and de-seed them to create a filling cavity.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the rice and green pesto and season as per taste with salt and black pepper. 
  3. Stuff this mix into the pepper.
  4. Grease all surfaces of the peppers with some oil. Similarly greasy the baking tray with oil as well.
  5. Bake the peppers for 30 – 40 minutes at 200°C.
  6. Serve hot with a sprinkle of grated cheese and tomato ketchup
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