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Smoky Stuffed Peppers

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From EatingWell:  December 2005/January 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

Turkey sausage and smoked cheese give a flavorful boost to this versatile, somewhat retro dinner. We've speeded it up by microwave-blanching the peppers and using instant brown rice. If possible, choose peppers that will stand upright.

6 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  2. Place peppers cut-side down in a large microwave-safe dish. Fill the dish with 1/2 inch of water, cover and microwave on High until the peppers are just softened, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain the water and transfer the peppers to a roasting pan.
  3. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and rice; increase heat to high and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the rice is softened but still moist, 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, until the rice absorbs the remaining liquid, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir basil and half the cheese into the rice mixture. Divide the filling among the peppers, then top with the remaining cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving : 294 Calories; 11 g Fat; 5 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 45 mg Cholesterol; 32 g Carbohydrates; 19 g Protein; 5 g Fiber; 533 mg Sodium; 418 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1.5 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

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