(Un)stuffed Peppers

What a great idea! This dish was ready in LESS than 30-minutes! Same flavors as stuffed peppers, but ready in half the time! Thanks again, Rach :)

1 cup long-grain rice
1 pound mild italian sausage, casings discarded
2 green bell peppers, chopped
One 10-ounce package white mushrooms, sliced
1 red onion, chopped

In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups water, the rice and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil. Cover the pan, lower the heat and simmer until tender, about 40 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes; fluff with a fork.

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat, until browned, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to the rice.

Return the skillet to the heat and add 1 more tablespoon olive oil, the bell peppers, mushrooms and onion. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the veggies to the sausage and rice and toss.


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