csa diaries : stuffed green peppers

We signed up for the CSA offered by the Green Grocer here in Chicago, albeit 2 weeks late, and tonight we made our first meal, stuffed green peppers. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we ended up eating said peppers at 11:45 p.m. but they were delicious nonetheless. So good that I caught Luke licking the plate after his pepper was gone! Haha, love it srsly! I sort of made up the recipe based on what was in our fridge, a few internet searches and trying to remember my mom’s stuffed green peppers. Here’s what I came up with, bear with me here, I am not really good at writing down recipes.

:: ingredients ::

2 green peppers
1/2 c. of uncooked brown rice medely
1 or 2 garlic cloves diced
1 carrot
1/2 small onion chopped
1 handfull of mushrooms chopped (maybe about 3/4 c.)
a sprinklin’ of parsley, dried or fresh
1 c. tomato sauce (plus a few tbsp. for topping them off)
grated mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp. olive oil

-Cook the rice according to the package.

-Preheat oven to 400˚F

-Prepare the peppers by cutting off their tops and scooping out their insides and seeds. Chop the remaining portions of the tops and place in a bowl with the other chopped veggies.

-In a large saucepan heat up the olive oil and sauté the garlic. When that’s done, dump in the veggie bowl and let them cook for 5-7 minutes under medium heat. Season with some salt and pepper if you like.

-Add the tomato sauce and rice and stir it all up.

-Spoon mixture into your peppers, top them off with a spoon of tomato sauce and pop em in the oven for 40 min.

-At 40 min. take the peppers out and top them with a healthy portion of the grated mozz. Don’t be shy, trust me you will regret it if you are shy. Back in the oven for approx. 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted, then you’re done!

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One Response to csa diaries : stuffed green peppers

  1. Karin van D. says:

    Yumm. That looks delicious!

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