Brown Rice-Stuffed Peppers
Recipe from Diabetic Living

This whole grain recipe version of Spanish rice is served in a sweet pepper but could be in a bowl as a side dish. It goes well with chicken or pork.

Brown Rice-Stuffed Peppers

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  • 1/2  cup 
    chopped onion
  • 2   cloves 
    garlic, minced
  • 2   teaspoons 
    olive oil
  • 2  14  ounce can 
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    brown rice
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
  • 1  14 1/2 ounce can 
    diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1  11  ounce can 
    whole kernel corn with sweet peppers, drained
  • 2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh cilantro
  • 8   
    green, yellow, and/or red sweet peppers
In a large saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in broth. Bring to boiling; add uncooked rice, oregano, black pepper, salt, and paprika. Simmer, covered, about 40 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes, corn, and cilantro.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice tops from sweet peppers; remove and discard seeds. In a 3-quart rectangular baking dish, arrange peppers in a single layer. Spoon rice mixture into sweet peppers; place pepper tops onto rice. Bake, covered, about 30 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender and rice mixture is heated through. Makes 8 peppers.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 204, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0.4, carb. (g) 40, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.6, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 7, pro. (g) 6, vit. A (RE) 1287.79, vit. A (IU) 35713.82, vit. C (mg) 60.23, Thiamin (mg) 0.21, Riboflavin (mg) 0.09, Niacin (mg) 2.96, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.49, Folate (g) 24.19, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.06, sodium (mg) 524, Potassium (mg) 457, calcium (mg) 40.39, iron (mg) 1.44, Vegetables () 1.5, Starch () 2, Carb Choice () 2.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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