Following closely on the heels of stuffed sweet peppers, is vegetarian stuffed sweet peppers – a version everyone will like. Even a “meatarian” like myself have to agree that it tastes great. lol!! It’s really delicious by itself or as a side dish to complement a main course meal. So why did I do this dish vegetarian style? Easy, Other than some of my fans requesting it I find myself more or less preparing for the season of Lent and this dish was fitting for that mode that I’m in presently. Mind you, I will still enjoy my J’ouvert this year lol!!….. and plans are on the way for that.
Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Peppers
I never thought that vegetarian stuffed sweet peppers would have tasted that good. The size of each of these sweet peppers certainly qualified as a main meal by itself. It was certainly satisfying and had me going for seconds. And why shouldn’t I be? After all, the recipe had a variety of ingredients, such as carrots, mushrooms, corn, rice, cheese … How is this not filling? All these ingredients heightened the sweet taste of the sweet peppers. More importantly the stuffed sweet peppers were seasoned with fresh herbs such as parsley, chive, chadon beni, and celery. You know we can’t forget Mr. Chadon Beni!
Due to the versatility of this veggie wonder, I believe you can choose any other type of vegetable or even a legume to stuff your sweet peppers. Make it your signature sweet peppers and tell us about it. I would love to hear from about your many different versions of stuffed sweet peppers. I could imagine someone making a curry pigeon peas, rice and diced geera pork stuffed sweet pepper. Nevertheless, I know at the end of it all, the creations would be very tasty and colourful, especially with the different colours of sweet peppers there are, the red, yellow, and green. This is definitely cooking with colour in mind.
This stuffed sweet pepper is not as simple looking as the last sweet pepper I stuffed with minced beef. There are going to be a few more steps but they’re simple to follow once you apply yourself.
Here is Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Peppers.
Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Peppers Recipe
4 large sweet peppers, remove tops
2 tbsp. butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 cups mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
1/4 cup sweet peppers, finely chopped (taken from the top of the sweet peppers)
2 small pimento peppers, finely chopped
3/4 cups corn kernels
1/2 tsp. green seasoning
5 leaves chadon beni, finely chopped
1 cup of rice, cooked
2 cups cheese, grated
1 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. celery
1 tsp. chive
Salt to taste
Grated cheese for topping
Note: Don’t throw away the tops
add the veggie mixture and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
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