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Bring 2 1/2 cups salted water to boil, add 1 cup rice, cover and simmer for 45 minutes (or until all liquid is absorbed). Put 2 tablespoons olive oil in frying pan and add the minced garlic. Saute for 3 minutes, stirring so the garlic doesnt burn. Add onion, celery, and carrots and saute for an additional 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and mix with the rice. Add the seasonings (all the dried seasonings, plus salt and pepper) and mix well. Mix in the beans with 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid. Cut the tops off the green peppers and remove the seeds. Stand peppers in shallow baking dish that has been brushed with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Fill peppers with bean and rice mixture. Ladle seasoned diced tomatoes over top of each pepper and top off each with a tablespoon of reserved liquid. Cover dish and roast in 350 oven for 35-45 minutes or until peppers are tender.
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Sugarjo62 1 year agoThere are some flaws with this recipe, however, you can improvise. The reserved liquid can just be two tablespoons of water, it's only to make sure the stuffed peppers don't dry out. Since all the ingredients are cooked, the liquid is not detrimental to the outcome too much. What I added was 1/4 cup pignoli nuts, toasted, a handful of raw baby spinach and I used a can of rinsed and drained black beans. Also, i added the seasonings directly to the bean, rice and veggie mixture. I used a can of jalapeno diced tomatoes. Bake for 25 minutes and uncover, place a bit of cheese - your choice (I used Swiss) and return to oven for 5 more minutes till cheese is crisp. Serve hot and spoon tomato juices from casserole dish over peppers. Very tasty.
Tshatina 3 years agoI am in the process of making this...I am confused. Where does the reserved liquid come from? Do I use canned tomatoes? The ingredients show 2 tomatoes- peeled and seeded. When I read the 'Preparation' part it says this: Ladle seasoned diced tomatoes over top of each pepper and top off each with a tablespoon of reserved liquid. Again, where does the reserved liquid come from? Also, it says 'seasoned diced tomatoes', what do I season it with? UGH!!!