Low Calorie Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup water 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 each medium sweet red, yellow and orange peppers
  • 4 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme Dash cayenne pepper

Directions:

In a small saucepan, bring the broth, water and bay leaf to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Discard bay leaf. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and discard seeds.

In a large kettle, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Drain and rinse in cold water; invert onto paper towels. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the carrots and onions in oil until tender. Add the quinoa, sunflower kernels and seasonings; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Spoon into pepper halves.

Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until peppers are tender.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Analysis: 2 stuffed pepper halves equals 221 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 520 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Related Products:

Rachael Ray Every DayRachael Ray Every DayEvery Day with Rachael Ray is every busy home cook's go-to-guide for great food; good fun; and inspiring ways to relax, laugh and enjoy life. Help yourself to 30-minute meals and menu planners, Rach?s faves for fun, beauty, style and home, plus 100s of food and entertaining tips.
Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®Inspired by her viral New York Times article "Why Do Cooks Love the Instant Pot®? I Bought One to Find Out," Melissa Clark's Dinner in an Instant ... Read More >
Hydroxycut Pro Clinical Weight Loss Supplement, 72 CountHydroxycut Pro Clinical Weight Loss Supplement, 72 CountHydroxycut is the perfect weight loss supplement to help you reach your weight loss goals. Unlike other weight loss products, Hydroxycut is formulated... Read More >

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to toolbar