Rice and Bean Stuffed Peppers

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Rice and Bean Stuffed Peppers
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Rice and black beans are stuffed into sweet bell peppers and topped with cheese.

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4
Servings
695
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 red bell peppers, tops removed and seeded
  • 1 Cup rice
  • 15 Ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil and prepare an ice bath in a large bowl. Add the bell peppers to the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove and place in the ice bath. 

Cook the rice according the package directions. Combine the cooked rice with the beans, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, and salt and pepper. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the bell peppers in a baking dish and stuff them with the rice mixture. Top each bell pepper with the cheese. Bake for 15 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted.  

Rice and Bean Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Rice and Bean Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
18%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Protein
34g
69%
Carbs
114g
38%
Vitamin A
272µg
30%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4.1%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
37.5%
Vitamin C
152mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
19µg
24%
Calcium
346mg
35%
Fiber
19g
78%
Folate (food)
540µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
540µg
100%
Iron
7mg
38%
Magnesium
225mg
56%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
597mg
85%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1927mg
55%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
27.1%
Sodium
711mg
30%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
71%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
38%

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