Sunday, September 23, 2012
Recipe: Rice and Feta Stuffed Peppers
Rice and Feta Stuffed Peppers (serves 2)
2 large or 3 smaller green peppers, halved and seeded
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 knob of butter
1 red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ tsp mixed herbs
100g Arborio rice
400ml vegetable stock
1 large ripe tomato, diced
Handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
80g feta diced
1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Lay the halved peppers in a roasting dish and drizzle with 2 tbsp of the extra virgin olive. Season with a little salt and pepper, and roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, sauté the onions and garlic in 1 tbsp of the olive oil and butter for about 10 minutes. Add the mixed herbs, rice, and stock and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the chopped tomato and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the basil and cook for a further 5 minutes. Season the rice to taste and spoon into the roasted pepper halves. Top with the cubed feta, and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Serve with some mixed green salad!