Stuffed Red Bell Peppers With Rice, Pine Nuts and Currants Recipe

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Stuffed Red Bell Peppers With Rice, Pine Nuts and Currants
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  1. Heat 3 T olive oil in a saute pan, add onions and saute over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add rice and pine nuts and stir 5 minutes over low heat. Add currants, tomatoes, mint, allspice, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes.
  2. Add 1 1/4 cups broth and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning; rice will be only partially cooked.
  4. Preheat oven to 175°C Cut a slice off stem end of peppers, leaving stem on. Reserve slice; remove core and seeds from inside pepper.
  5. Spoon stuffing into peppers and cover with reserved slices.
  6. Stand them in a baking dish in which they just fit.
  7. Add 1 1/2 cups broth or hot water to dish.
  8. Sprinkle peppers with 2T oil.
  9. Cover and bake for 1 hour or until peppers are tender, basting occasionally and adding a little more water if needed.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 246.42 Kcal (1032 kJ)
Calories from fat 142.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.82g 24%
Cholesterol 0.97mg 0%
Sodium 505.79mg 21%
Potassium 499.55mg 11%
Total Carbs 23.53g 8%
Sugars 7.73g 31%
Dietary Fiber 4.27g 17%
Protein 4.12g 8%
Vitamin C 98.1mg 164%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 20.4mg 113%
Calcium 40.2mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 94.55 Kcal (396 kJ)
Calories from fat 54.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.07g 24%
Cholesterol 0.37mg 0%
Sodium 194.07mg 21%
Potassium 191.67mg 11%
Total Carbs 9.03g 8%
Sugars 2.96g 31%
Dietary Fiber 1.64g 17%
Protein 1.58g 8%
Vitamin C 37.7mg 164%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 7.8mg 113%
Calcium 15.4mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.4
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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