Organic Lentil and Rice Stuffed Peppers

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Organic Lentil and Rice Stuffed Peppers
Patricia Stagich

Light and healthy, this dish is perfect for those looking to eat vegetables in a more fun way. Perfect to serve for guests who are vegetarian or vegan, since the recipe calls for vegan Cheddar cheese. 

6
Servings
360
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 organic onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup shredded organic carrot
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced organic tomatoes (with garlic, oregano, and basil or stewed tomatoes)
  • 3 1/2 Cups organic mushroom or vegetable stock
  • 1 Cup shredded fresh organic spinach leaves (optional)
  • 1 3/4 Cup dried organic lentils
  • 6 organic bell peppers
  • 1 Cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 Cup shredded vegan organic Cheddar cheese, plus more for topping

Directions

In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and cook, stirring until lightly browned. Stir in the shredded carrots, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes (with juice), stock, and dried lentils. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 35 minutes. Stir in cooked rice, spinach, and Cheddar cheese.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Trim tops of bell peppers. Scoop out membrane and seeds and rinse well. Fill each pepper with about 1 cup of lentil mixture. 

Place peppers in aa 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Add 1 cup of water into the bottom of the dish. Cover with foil and bake 45 to 60 minutes or until peppers are tender.

Remove the foil; top each pepper with 1 tablespoon shredded Cheddar cheese. Return to oven and bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

Organic Shopping Tip

It's recommended that fruits and vegetables listed under the "Dirty Dozen" should always be bought organic.

Organic Cooking Tip

Cooking with all-natural, organic ingredients can make your dish healthier and taste better.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
19g
38%
Carbs
58g
19%
Vitamin A
401µg
45%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
41%
Vitamin C
166mg
100%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
19µg
24%
Calcium
141mg
14%
Fiber
11g
45%
Folate (food)
341µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
365µg
91%
Folic acid
14µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
29%
Magnesium
62mg
16%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
274mg
39%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
902mg
26%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.1%
Sodium
1062mg
44%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
68%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
19%

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