Friday, October 29, 2010

Tiana's Kitched~Stuffed Bell Peppers

Because Lolitas can't be sustained entirely on sweets and snacks, here is another toaster oven recipe for a savory main dish. The slight sweetness of the bell peppers is delicious when toasted! Feel free to add more veggies or meat to your filling. I found my celery to be moldy so I couldn't add anything other than onion to the filling rice This makes 2 servings of one pepper each.

2 Bell Peppers, any color
1 cup of cooked rice (or enough to fill your peppers)
1/4 onion, diced
Cheese for sprinkling on top
Salt and Pepper to taste


1) Cut your bell peppers in half, discarding the stems and seeds. I find that they bake more evenly in these shallow tray like shapes. Some people just cut off the tops to make one deep bowl, but for a toaster oven, the shallow shape will be better. Not to mention you can mix the colors for more interesting plates!


2) Saute your onions in a hot pan and mix with the rice. Fill each bell pepper half with 1/4 of the rice mixture and top with a bit of cheese


3) Toast in the toaster oven! I did mine at 750W for about 13 minutes.


4) NOM while hot (but not burning). I tried eating it with a fork, but found it much easier to simply pick up the whole pepper half and bite!

Ooooh melty cheese