Saturday, October 5, 2013

Friday Treat: Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers!!

Whenever I see colorful bell peppers in stores, I cannot stop myself from purchasing them. Most of the time, I end up making curry out of it but this time I wanted to make something else. Something simple, quick yet tasty! For that, I thought about stuffing peppers and giving them a slight broil. I used foods that were in the refrigerator for a while and of which I had no idea on what to do with. This way, I was able to take care of leftovers (Rice, Beans, and pre-cooked chicken) and at the same time treat my Friday with delicious Stuffed Bell Peppers. I must also mention, this is the simplest recipe I have ever made and of course one of the tastiest \:D/
Good Luck %%-

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time: 45min(s) Total time: 50min(s)

Things you will need:

  • Bell Peppers (3, halved and seeds removed)
  • Boiled Rice (1 cup)
  • Pre-cooked Chicken (1 cup, finely chopped)
  • Pre-cooked Beans (1 cup)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Red Chili Powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Chicken Curry Masala (1 table spoon)
  • Green Chili (1-2, finely chopped)
  • Oil (3 table spoons)
  • Onion (1, medium, finely chopped)
  • Cheese (1/2 cup in total)       
  1. Start by preheating the oven in 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
  2. On a deep dish, add water and salt and let it shimmer. Add bell peppers and cover and cook for 8-10 minutes on a small heat.
  3. In the meantime, heat oil and add onion, green chilies and fry it until golden brown.
  4. Add beans, rice and all of the above mentioned ingredients except cheese and Bell Peppers.
  5. Cook the mixture for 10 minutes. Make sure to cover and stir periodically. 
  6. Now, we are ready for stuffing. Drain excess water from peppers and stuff the beans and rice mixture.
  7. Broil stuffed peppers for 10 minutes. Turn off the oven and add cheese on peppers and close the oven door for a minute.
  8. Ready!! Its all yours ;)) 
Note: You can grill stuffed peppers if you want.