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Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers

March/April 2009

Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (105 votes)

We steam brightly colored bell peppers in the microwave to save time and then stuff them with orzo, spinach and feta. This basic recipe will work with almost any filling—try substituting different types of cheese, herbs or beans. Serve with whole-wheat pita bread and cucumber salad.



READER'S COMMENT:
"The only change I made was to add three cloves of garlic. Very good! Even the picky husband and teenager liked it! Will definitely do this again. "
Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers Recipe

24 Reviews for Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers

04/07/2014
Good with a few tweaks

These were pretty good, and a nice change from the traditional stuffed peppers. The filling was very dry when made as written. I added 1/2 cup of veggie broth, and thought it could have used more. I used quinoa instead of orzo (to make it gluten free), added extra sun-dried tomatoes, and sprinkled the feta on top of each pepper.

Healthy, Interesting
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06/03/2013
A keeper

Loved this! We used a can of petite diced tomatoes (with the juice) instead of the sundried tomatoes, and the stuffed peppers were delicious. Served with a whole wheat pita. Loved that I didn't have to heat up the whole kitchen.

Easy, tasty
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08/09/2012
Anonymous

I used quinoa, black beans, shallots and pepper jack cheese as these were the ingredients I had on hand. I also added some minced garlic and corn. I couldn't call them Greek but they were delicious. A very versatile recipe.

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06/14/2012
Tasty and Filling

Very good and easy to make. Wasn't really a fan of the sun dried tomatoes but I would make it again with less. I served it with greek salad. Even my husband liked this meal

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02/21/2012
Anonymous
Great as-is, awesome with lemon juice

I made these with a mix of orzo and quinoa, and used a block of frozen spinach instead of fresh.

Like others, I found these a little bit dry, but I drizzled about 1tsp of lemon juice over each half pepper - not only does this help the dryness, but it adds a bit of extra freshness that really goes well with the other flavors.

I will definitely make these again, but I will probably mix some lemon juice (3-4 tbsp) into the orzo mix before stuffing the peppers :-)

easy to make, tastes fantastic
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