Red peppers stuffed with rice and teriyaki chicken stir fry
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Stuffed peppers have been a regular part of our family menu for quite a while. It wasn’t until recently that I made it into an Asian type dish instead of a cheesy, Mexican style pepper with a tomato base. I also decided that I prefer the pepper uncooked. The reasons are two fold: 1) I love the crunch of a fresh pepper and 2) It saves loads of time. I make everything in the skillet and rice cooker (I use this one) and then stuff it all in just twenty minutes later. If you prefer a softer pepper just pop the filled pepper in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350.
This particular dish works really well for my family because we are all on different diets. My boys are lactose intolerant, my hubby is avoiding carbs and has a sensitive stomach, and I eat everything. Literally. The stir fry portion of this dish is good all on it’s own so my husband fills his pepper full of chicken and veggies and skips the rice. I do half rice, half stir fry, and the boys skip the pepper all together and eat it out of a bowl.
I love rice. I really do. It’s a great base for all sorts of curries and bowls. Rice is so versatile and cheap; it’s great. But, do you know what I hate about rice? Cleaning it up. Those of you with toddlers know exactly what I’m talking about. We give our little ones rice all of the time because it’s filling, easy on the tummy, and you don’t need teeth to chew it up. If you’re kids are anything like my kids, about 2/3 of the rice ends up on the floor. If you try sweeping it up the rice gets stuck in the broom and just smears across the floor. So I, being the lazy (or should I say brilliant) person that I am, just leave the rice on the floor for about 30 minutes until it hardens. Then I can just sweep it right up! Please tell me I’m not the only person who does this.
Since I have such a handy little trick for cleaning up rice I wind up using it a lot. My husband and I love experimenting with different curries, stir fries, and Mexican rice bowls of all sorts. If you need something to jazz your rice up a bit check out my coconut rice tutorial here. No extra effort, just a few extra ingredients. You’ll love it.
Now go and enjoy yourself and little an easy little dinner.