Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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  • Ready in: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Complexity: easy
  • Calories: 200
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 2 large red or green bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • Parsley
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Steam bell peppers in a large pot for 5 minutes or until slightly soft.
  3. Heat oil in skillet and sauté the onions, garlic and carrots on medium-low heat until soft. Add mushrooms and cook until soft. Stir in cooked quinoa. Read directions on how to cook quinoa as it needs to be prepared before beginning this dish. Add broth, spinach and parsley and cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Scoop one fourth of the mixture into each pepper half, packing firmly.
  5. Place peppers in a baking dish. Cover the bottom of the dish with 1/2 cup of water. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, until filling is hot.

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