Filled with vegetables, rice and lean turkey, this stuffed green peppers recipe makes for a nice, well-balanced meal. Plus, the addition of brown rice provides a high source of fiber, which is great for helping you maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk for diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- 1 ½ pounds lean ground turkey
- 3 large green bell peppers, halved and seeded
- 1 onion, diced
- Garlic powder to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese
- In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Place green bell peppers in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Remove peppers from water and set aside in a baking dish (9×13 if you have it).
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, brown the ground turkey and drain. Return to heat and mix in the onion, cooked rice, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour in tomato sauce and mix thoroughly. Let simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Spoon the meat mixture onto each half of the green peppers. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of each stuffed pepper.
“Healthy at Home” is a series of healthy recipes curated by Morris Hospital Clinical Dietitian Liz Fischer.