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Harvest Stuffed Peppers

Makes: 4  servings Prep 40 mins Bake 350°F1 hr Stand 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup  quinoa*
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth
  • 6 teaspoons  olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon  curry powder
  • 1 medium sweet onion, such as Spanish, Vidalia or Walla Walla, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 large zucchini (8 oz.), cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large yellow, red or orange sweet peppers
  • Tossed green salad, (optional)

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Rinse quinoa in a fine strainer thoroughly under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels.

2. Microwave broth in a 1-quart glass measure on 100 percent power (High) 3 minutes.

3. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in quinoa and curry; cook 1 minute. Slowly add hot broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed (mixture will be moist).

4. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and zucchini and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Gently stir zucchini mixture, chickpeas, salt and black pepper into quinoa until just combined.

5. Cut 1 inch off top of each sweet pepper; reserve tops. Remove ribs inside peppers with a small knife. Lightly brush outside of peppers with remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Divide and spoon filling into peppers; replace tops.

6. Arrange peppers upright in a 9-inch square baking dish. Add enough water to the baking dish to come 1/2 inch up the sides (about 2-1/2 cups). Bake peppers until very tender, 60 to 65 minutes. Let peppers stand in pan 10 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon to 4 serving plates. Serve with tossed green salad, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Note

*
  • Quinoa is available in the grains/rice section of the supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)265,
  • Fat, total(g)11,
  • sat. fat(g)2,
  • carb.(g)36,
  • fiber(g)8,
  • pro.(g)9,
  • sodium(mg)717,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet