stuffed peppers

Why am I watching Kim’s Fairytale Wedding Part 1 again? Waste of life.

It’s Halloween week! And I still don’t have a costume. Usually I’m the brains and the brawn behind the whole Halloween operation- I come up with the idea and do the majority of the construction. And I love it. But this year my brain is so consumed with audiology that I told Danielle that unless we dress up as the malleus, incus and stapes, I’ve got nothing. So sad.

Part of the problem is that I simply refuse to go out in an unoriginal costume or something that looks store-bought. Which is how I ended up gluing these together last year, feather by feather..

Best costumes 2010. How can I really top that?

Sometimes I’m also uninspired when it comes to this blog and coming up with fun things to make. Which is why I was happy when Kelly suggested a couple weeks ago that I make stuffed peppers. I had never had one and it turns out she hadn’t either and just like the concept, but what I threw together turned out delicious.

Stuffed Peppers

1 cup uncooked brown rice

1/2 medium onion, diced

1/2 can black beans

2 tomatoes, diced (or a small can)

1 clove garlic

1/2 cup corn, canned or frozen

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

shredded cheddar cheese

4 bell peppers

Cook the rice according to directions until it’s al dente and fluffy. Saute the onion in a little olive oil and salt until slightly browned and translucent. Add garlic, tomatoes, beans, and corn. Add the cayenne pepper and heat everything together. Stir in rice, and add cilantro.

looks like a fiesta!

Core the pepper and pull out the seeds and ribs (as much as you can without breaking it). You can cut a sliver off the bottom to make it sit evenly, but be careful not to create a hole in the bottom. Spoon the rice mixture into the peppers until it’s slightly overflowing. Top with shredded cheddar cheese if you’re cool, or leave it naked and cheese-free if you’re Kelly.

Put under the broiler for 10 minutes or so until the cheese is melted.

Then figure out how to eat them without making a mess, and send me your technique. Along with those costume ideas. Chop chop.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. JMT says:

    i thought dino was a good costume? #halloweeen06

  2. amy says:

    how have you never had a stuffed pepper?

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