Spring where are you?

Stuffed Red Peppers

It's officially Springtime. Or so says my calendar. A quick look outside the window, and I feel like rephrasing it: it's Springtime, right? So why does it keep on raining? Why do I keep wearing extra layers of clothes? And we're a little itchy today, aren't we?! Don't know about you but I could use a little sunshine. Sigh. Like the 'philosopher' Jagger once stated "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well you just might find you get what you need". Bright guy. ;)

I need colourful food with a hint of sunshine. Something slightly mediterranean... Bell peppers and Feta cheese! Aren't they springy? Stuffed peppers are great as a side dish to any meat or as a starter. For me is good enough for a light meal with a bowl of green salad. Where's Spring, anyone knows?

Stuffed Red Peppers

Stuffed Red Peppers with Wild Rice, Broccoli and Feta

Serves 2

2 sweet red (bell) peppers
1 cup cooked wild rice
2 cups small broccoli florets, steamed
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dry basil

Preheat oven to 180ºC (360ºF).

Cut peppers in half and remove stems and seeds. Sprinkle the interior with salt. Place the halves in ovenproof dishes. Saute the onion until almost soft. Add the broccoli florets and the minced garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the cooked wild rice. Season to taste.

Fill peppers with the rice mixture. Top with the crumbled feta. Sprinkle dry basil. Loosely cover with foil. Bake covered 25 minutes, uncover and bake 10 minutes more or until peppers are tender.


Kimmy said...

I just made these for dinner and they were delicious! My husband doesn't like wild rice so I used pilaf instead. Also red peppers were super expensive so I used green. I served to some friends and we all ate everything on our plates! Thanks for a new dinner staple at my house!

Sylvie said...

That would brighten up any dull day. It looks like a lovely recipe.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

E com estes coloridos pimentos parece que chamaste mesmo o sol, que por fim já anda a espreitar!

ChichaJo said...

Oh how I wish I could send you some sun! It's so hot here...there have been some rain as well but since it's been so hot the rain is a much welcome respite!

These peppers are delicious!!!

Gourmet Mama said...

Great, finally a dish with broccoli in it. And peppers too. It looks so colorful and yummy.

Tati said...

I love recipes like that!
I will do here at home then put on my site.
be sure to visit me, I am Brazilian and I live in the USA.