Healthy Recipes

Spicy Jasmine Rice & Red Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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This stuffed peppers recipe will knock your socks off! I have really cracked down on my eating habits over the past month. One of my new favorite healthy dishes are stuffed peppers. These peppers are packed full of spicy, savory goodness with just a hint of cheese. Because cheese is amazing and I still like to indulge a little 😉

With all of the stress of wedding planning and renovating the condo I have felt like a complete mess. I started stress eating, y’all. So I cleaned up my diet and I feel so much better! [ I even created a healthy brownie recipe to get through the sugar cravings ]. This recipe is so good you guys and it is good for you. Perfect for cleaning up your diet without compromising on great flavor. It feels indulgent but is actually healthy and provides some great nutrients.

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I recently started using Village Harvest Organic Benefit Blends and boy are they good! For these stuffed peppers I used the Organic Protein Blend with jasmine rice, red quinoa, and lentils. You can easily switch it out for another blend like the Organic Antioxidant or Organic Ancient Grains blend. Each blend offers a distinctive blend of healthful goodness!

What I really love is that Village Harvest products are more than just rice blends, they are about discovering new possibilities at home in the kitchen. The brand’s slogan is Something Better Starts Here and that could not be more true. If you do not have Village Harvest blends in your local grocery store I strongly encourage you to fill out the product request form HERE.

Spicy Jasmine Rice & Red Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Spicy Jasmine Rice & Red Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
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Serves: 10 - 12
 
Roasted peppers stuffed with savory turkey and mushrooms mixed with jasmine rice, red quinoa, and lentils topped with fresh parmesan cheese.
Ingredients
  • 6 Bell Peppers [ halved and de-seeded
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 cups deli parmesan cheese [ shredded ]
  • 1 cup of the Village Harvest Organic Protein Blend [ cooked according to instructions ]
Instructions
  1. Step 1. Cut peppers in half and clean out seeds. Drizzle inside with olive oil and sprinkle with black pepper, crushed red pepper and shredded parmesan cheese. Set Aside on foil lined baking sheet.
  2. Step 2. Cook the Village Harvest Organic Protein Blend according to instructions + add 2 tablespoons of butter to water.
  3. Step 3. In a large deep skillet over medium/high heat cook ground turkey and mushrooms together with garlic powder, poultry seasoning, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, ground ginger, salt to taste, and black pepper to taste [ 8 -10 minutes ]. After meat has cooked through add in 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese and drizzle with olive oil. Reduce heat to low. Stir often.
  4. Step 4. Once the Village Harvest Organic Protein Blend has cooked fully [ about 20 minutes ] transfer into skillet [ including any water that has not been absorbed yet ] with turkey and mushrooms. Add in olive oil, 1 tablespoon of butter, and ½ cup of the remaining shredded parmesan cheese. Fold everything together.
  5. Step 5. Spoon turkey/ protein blend into prepared pepper halves - fill generously. Top with remaining ½ cup of shredded parmesan cheese + salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Step 6. Bake stuffed peppers on 350˚ for 10 minutes then place under broiler for 5-8 minutes.
  7. Step 7. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
- This recipe is quite flexible. Add more of the spices to taste or pull back on the paprika and crushed red pepper if you prefer less spiciness.
- Ground chicken is a delicious substitute for ground turkey. Any type of ground meat works with the recipe.

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I cannot get enough of these stuffed peppers. They are filling and flavorful.. and pretty to look at! Austin loves this recipe so it is fiancé approved which means the man in your life will enjoy it too.

Do you enjoy stuffed peppers? What is favorite healthy dinner recipe? Let me know in the comments!

Happy eating, babes!

Jenna

 

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