One of my favorite dishes growing up was my mom's stuffed peppers. For me the best part is the stuffing- dirty rice! I LOVE dirty rice. Seriously. I'm gonna marry it. Anyway, This recipe is pretty simple and REALLY yummy. And it's only about 6 points+ for one stuffed pepper.
Serves 4; Some rice will be left over (YUM!)
Here's What You'll Need
For the Dirty Rice:
1 Lb ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 or 2 stalks celery, chopped
1 small bell pepper chopped (save 4 peppers to stuff)
1 cup of rice, cooked separately
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped parsley (optional)
For the Peppers:
4 small- medium green peppers
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large skillet, brown meat and onion in oil. Add chopped celery and bell pepper and cook until tender- about 15 minutes. Add cooked rice, salt, and pepper. After adding rice, check to be sure there's enough liquid to keep it from burning. If necessary, add a tiny bit of water- maybe a tablespoon or 2. Stir well until everything is blended. Cover and cook over low heat 15-20 minutes. Add parsley and stir again. Let sit, covered, for a few minutes before serving.
For the peppers, cut and empty each pepper. To make them stand easier, slice the bottom very slightly to make it flat. While the dirty rice is cooking boil the peppers until tender. Spoon dirty rice into bell peppers. Stand them in a baking dish and add bread crumbs on top. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes- until the bread crumbs are brown.
I hope you like this as much as I do. They really are delicious!! And no worries if you forget to boil the peppers, it doesn't change the taste at all- They're just a little harder to cut. I forgot the first time lol. Let me know what you think!!
Almost 20 pounds gone!!