Vegan Stuffed Red Bell Peppers
Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 90 minutes total for rice
and peppers to finish.
4 organic red bell peppers
2 1/4 cup filtered water
1 cup organic wild brown rice
3 tsp. ground sage, divided
2 Tbs. organic, unsalted butter
1 cup organic sweet onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 sticks organic celery, chopped
5 large mushrooms, chopped
1 tsp. Redmond Sea Salt
Sun-dried tomato catsup
Prep Ahead for Rice:
In medium pot put the rice, 2 1/4 cup water and 1 tsp. sage. Stir and cover, bring to boil and then turn on low, time it 45 min. and ignore (don’t remove the lid to check or anything it’ll be fine for 45 min.)
Prep Ahead for Peppers:
Prepare a large pot with water to cover the peppers and add 2 tsp. salt to the water. Meanwhile cut small area off the top of peppers and clean out the seeds and membranes, wash/rinse inside and out. (Don’t throw away the good part of the tops, clean them up and use to cut up the peppers into your salad). When water is boiling put in the peppers and cook 5 minutes, and then drain upside down and set aside.
Prep Ahead for Stuffing:
In large skillet sauté onion, garlic, and celery in the butter for about 5-8 minutes on medium heat until onions are soft. Add the mushrooms, sea salt, and 2 tsp. sage. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes longer. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Making It – Stuffing the peppers:
Take the blanched peppers and place upright in a casserole dish. Fill the peppers lightly with the rice and mushroom mixture. Top with the sun-dried catsup. Cover loosely (tent-style) with foil. (or use a ceramic casserole dish with lid) Bake total of 40 minutes, but the last 15 minutes remove the lid.
Serve with extra catsup on the side if desired.
Serve with a side vegetable and tossed salad.