After hearing a lot of good things about Quinoa, I finally decided to purchase this wonder grain. Quinoa has a high protein content and is also rich in fiber. When cooked properly the grains stay separate and have a nutty taste. It takes a longer time to cook than rava or vermicilli. I have used quinoa in salad, soup, upma and now in this stuffed peppers.
Any time we go to Costco, which is once every few months I look for the mini bell peppers which come in different colors. In our last trip I spotted these baby bell peppers .. now these are slightly bigger than the mini ones and are a perfect candidate for stuffing. I usually make the stuffing similar to our puff filling, but this time decided to include quinoa. The quinoa added a nutty flavor and went well with potatoes. You can bake these (time saver and healthy) or cook it in a skillet using extra oil. These would be a perfect accompaniment for fried rice or with soup. Off to the recipe.
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin
1 small onion chopped
5 medium potatoes boiled
1/2 cup quinoa cooked
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp amchur powder
20 baby bell peppers
Boil potatoes, mash and keep aside.
Let us see how to cook quinoa. Take 1 cup water and add the rinsed quinoa to it. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Voila .. quinoa ready. It gets a transparent look when it is done. Allow to cool. (1:2 ratio for Quinoa;Water)
Prepare the baby bell peppers. Make a small cut around the stem and remove it carefully. Remove seeds if any inside the bell pepper.
Prepare the stuffing.
Heat oil and season with cumin seeds. Add onion.
Saute until onions are cooked.
Next add the mashed potatoes.
Add the cooked quinoa.
Add the spices. Chilly powder, turmeric, coriander powder and amchur. Add salt.
Mix together. Turn off the stove after 5 minutes.
Add the stuffing to the bell peppers.
Place the bell peppers on a baking sheet and lightly spray oil over them. Place in a preheated 425F oven for 20-25 minutes flipping once in the middle. Keep an eye after 15 minutes to make sure they don’t get black.
Out of the oven. All shriveled up and juicy.
Nutty and tasty stuffed peppers ready and we had it with sweet corn soup.
1. Can be made without quinoa also.
Sending this to Anu’s Whole Grain event.
42 Responses to Baby Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Potatoes (Oven baked)
I’ve been wanting to make this csertluss apple pie since like thanksgiving. It’s from scratch so I’m a little nervous, but one day soon I will attempt it!Your stuffed bell peppers are inspiring me to reach for my dreams!:)
so cute and healthy and tasty as well. Love this recipe!
WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!
I've never cooked with quinoa before but maybe I should start with this. Looks delish and colorful too!
Nice color and healthy stuffed bell peppers.
beatiful colors and healthy..yumm…I tried similar recipe with oats…this sounds awesome too…thanks for sending this entry to my event…I appreciate very much.
never seen anything as cute as this!!! love the idea of adding quinoa and potato in those… absolutely creative!!!
Wow.. Very different filling and Im loving it Beautiful pics too
You have a lovely blog. Keep it going.
I get those same mini bell peppers from Costco, too! I'll have to try these next time!
Nice recipe.. Healthy and delicious!
Hey, same pinch, I've also made the same thing ,not yet posted..I kinda like this small sweet peppers, believe it or not, I also made with quinoa , peas n potatoes..U r tempting me to make it again.
appreciate for brief explanation..
thanks for sharing
Delicious & lovely stuffing..that too with Quinoa makes it healthier..
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wow, this is an amazing recipe, very innovative, sure its healthy too, lovely clicks..
Colourful and yummMM!
WOW! A Super Cute Recipe!! Those bell peppers are so cute…healthy,tasty ingredients…I wish I can taste it now…I'll have to try this!!
Always love healthy pretty recipe … Thanks for sharing!
lovely idea….I once tried similar kind of recipe with oats….
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lovely colourful n yummy filling..baking makes it more healthy!
Nice colorful and very tempting recipe !! loved it !!
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So Tempting and colorfull…:)
I Love Quinoa.. thanks for the lovely idea..
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They look nice and colourful!!! There's an event at http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/06/event-july-healthy-fiber-and-protein.html if you wanna send
Very colorful and I love the addition of quinoa. This is a must try recipe
thanks for visting … lovely collection of recipes …. very yummy stuffing …quinoa is very healthy … i will try this … glad to follow you
Love to find a recipe using quinoa; this one sounds great.
Wow!!!!very colourful and healthy recipe.
Healthy and perfectly done bell peppers… Loved those cute little peppers waiting for stuffing…
Love those cute yellow and red bell peppers…A very healthy and delicious stuffing…
Looks superb those stuffed colored peppers wid quinoa…yumm
Appreciate ur illustrative clicks and explanation. Very interested stuffing,bookmarked.
Wow stuffed and baked bellpeppers is such a nice twist
I usually make these without quinoa because it is not easily available in India.
So colorful n yummy filling…
Lovely!! This is one dish I make for dinner gatherings!!
It's a new stuffing for me. I'll try soon.
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baby bell peppers are looking so colorful….very innovative recipe
Colorful and very yummy.
so tempting colorfulstoffed mirach.srep by step instruction is very clear.
Stuffing is so delicious..
Thats a wonderful recipe and well explained too. looks very cute