"With its rice shape and fresh-bread, pasta flavor, orzo is one tiny cut with endless possibilities. Orzo began as a simple soup cut, but has extended its uses to nearly any application where rice is present. Try orzo alongside your next stir-fry, saute or roasted vegetable medley." — DeLallo Foods
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DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 (1 pound) package
ground turkey or beef
fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can
DeLallo Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes
medium vegetables, such as peppers or zucchini, halved with seeds removed*
This was an excellent recipe! I have had stuffed peppers before and have always been disappointed. Two things I changed/added: 1. I only used 1/2 pound of orzo. You definitely do not need a whole box. and 2. I added 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese to the meat mixture and then I sprinkled some more on top of the peppers. It added a little zing. My husband loved this, and so did my picky one-year old twins!!
I used ground sirloin, and I sprayed the pan with cooking spray to cut the olive oil down. I left the salt out b/c I thought the 28 oz can of tomatoes I used would be salty enough, this was a mistake, it was a little too bland since the tomatoes aren't in the peppers. Next time I will not use more salt, but I will add a can of tomatoes into the orzo mixture and stuff into 6 peppers (I had leftover stuffing with 4 large peppers, so adding the can of tomatoes should be the right amount for 6 next time.)
This is really REALLY good! I used red peppers and a mixture of beef/Italian sausage. My new favorite recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Italian Orzo Stuffed Peppers
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 90
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