Recipe by N1COLE
"Italian style stuffed bell peppers for the vegetarian (can easily be prepared vegan). Even my meat-eating husband loved these."
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uncooked brown rice
1 (12 ounce) package
extra-firm tofu, drained and diced
1 3/4 cups
marinara sauce, divided
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
red bell peppers, halved and seeded
orange bell peppers, halved and seeded
shredded mozzarella cheese
I made a few additions as the mixture needed more flavour - used more garlic, added a handful of fresh shredded basil, chili flakes and 1/2 cup white wine to the tofu mixture while it was simmering. I mixed the rice, tofu mix and marinara sauce together and then put it into the peppers, and topped with cheese. There was lots of filling, probably twice as much as I needed - maybe my peppers were too small. Made a great vegetable side dish that I served with baked salmon fillets.
I took out the rice and added Tofu Burger mix to it instead. It still turned out great
This is absolutely delicious. What an awesome recipe. So flavorful that even my meat eating husband loved it. The only change I made was that I replaced the marinara sauce and fresh tomatoes with a can of Del Monte Diced Tomates and Garlic which I had on hand. I'm glad I did because it seemed to bring out the flavor of the veggies and tofu even more. Try this recipe and I'm sure you'll make it over and over again.
I thought this was a good one, only changed a few things to cut down on time: Used packaged long grain rice (saved 20 minutes!)and only made half of the recipe. Cooked the tofu with chopped onions instead (no garlic on hand- 1st time ever, I swear!)It looked beautiful and with a simple salad it was a very filling meal. I'd like to try this with couscous next time. Oh, of course, the meat preferring hubby liked it too> But then, he's just cool like that.
These peppers came out amazingly good. The reason I gave this recipe a 4 is because if I had not added a ton of spices it wouldn't have tasted like much at all. I added many extra spices such as curry powder and garlic powder. I just kept adding until it tasted really good.
I know other people said their peppers came out squishy, but mine were perfect and I followed the cooking time to the minute.
excellent. i didnt change a thing.
This was pretty good and simple to make. I did make a few changes, however: I had to make it a casserole because a couple of my peppers had gotten soft at the bottom, so I chopped the peppers in 1" cubes and sauteed it until they were a little less crisp, I mixed all the ingredients together in a baking dish, I added onion powder and parmesan cheese and a whole jar of spaghetti sauce and mixed most of the cheese throughout casserole, I topped it with the rest of the mozzarella cheese and baked it in 350F oven for 25 minutes. Very filling and made about 6 nice sized servings.
Bland and squishy. Fulfills everyones stereotypes about vege food. Too many corrections needed, but spice up the sauce, mix rice & tofu just before stuffing, and try some parmesan on top.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tofu and Rice Stuffed Peppers
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 554
** Calories from Fat: 225
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