This post isn’t so much about a recipie as it is about a cooking tip I realized this past week.
Did you know you can stuff peppers with premade contents???
I know, this sounds super remedial, but if you’re like me, then sometimes you get into this mental rut where cooking is an all or nothing affair. But that’s not always true!
Case in point is the stuffed red pepper I made this weekend (not the pepper pictured above — shoutout Wikimedia commons, because I’m still garbage at food pics). It had brown rice, lentils, garbanzo beans, peas, edamames, carrots, and other chopped goodness in there. Sounds like a lot of work, right? Making the rice and lentils, and chopping the carrots. WRONG!
I cheated, used the contents from one of those instant steamer bags, and voila!
Seriously, that’s it. I cut the top off the pepper, emptied it, sprinkled some cheese in the bottom, added the frozen contents from the bag, stuffed some more cheese in the top, and baked it (375 degrees for 30ish min).
See? How easy is that?
Then I put the rest of the bag’s contents in a pan, steamed it with a little water, and dinner was done.
It may seem like such a straighforward tip. But for me, it was a revelation.
If you have any tips like this, I’d love to know!