Brown Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Brown Rice-Stuffed Peppers

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This whole grain recipe version of Spanish rice is served in a sweet pepper but could be served in a bowl as a side dish. It goes well with chicken or pork.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (11 ounce) can whole-kernel corn with sweet peppers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 8 green, yellow, and/or red sweet peppers


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  1. In a large saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in broth. Bring to boiling; add uncooked rice, oregano, black pepper, salt, and paprika. Simmer, covered, about 40 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes, corn, and cilantro.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice tops from sweet peppers; remove and discard seeds. In a 3-quart rectangular baking dish, arrange peppers in a single layer. Spoon rice mixture into sweet peppers; place pepper tops onto rice. Bake, covered with foil, about 30 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender and rice mixture is heated through.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 stuffed pepper
  • Per serving: 204 calories; 3 g fat(-1 g sat); 5 g fiber; 40 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 7 g sugars; 524 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1½ vegetable

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