i promise i still cook. the fear of missy kicking me off of this blog (i kid, i kid...) has motivated me to add a few recipes.
we had these last night, they are so yummy. i'm posting the original recipe, but there are a lot of ()'s with how i change it ;) i can't stick to a recipe for the life of me.
6 med-large peppers, any color (although i use three- tell you why in the directions)
2 cups rice (i use half brown, half white)
4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lb. sausage (i use half or more of the frozen jimmy dean HOT)
2 cloves garlic, finley chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tomatoe diced
4 tbsp white wine (i use water)
1 cup mozzarella cheese, cubed
6 tbsp parmesan
2 tbsp itallian spices
salt and pepper to taste
1. cut the tops off of the peppers. (this is where i do it differently, because sometimes a whole pepper is just too much, even for a big pepper fan. i like to cut the peppers vertically and fill them really full with the stuffing. that way you get the great pepper taste without getting a pepper overload.) scoop out the seeds and unwanted insides. blanch in a large pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes and place on paper towel, top down to dry.
2. boil the rice according to the istructions but drain and rinse in cold water 3 minutes before reccomended cooking time is up. (i have done it this way and i have just cooled it all the way in a rice cooker and it made no difference, so save yourself some trouble!)
3. cook sausage and drain grease.
4. in a large frying pan heat oil and saute onion till soft. add garlic, tomatoe, and water and cook for 5 minutes.
5. preheat oven to 375. remove mixture from heat. in a large bowl stir together mixture, sausage, rice, spices, motzzarella and 4 tbsp of parmesan. season with salt and pepper.
6. stuff peppers. sprinkle tops with remaining parmesan and drizzle with a little oil.
7. arrange peppers in shallow baking dish, and pour in enough water to come up1/4 inch on the sides of the peppers. bake for 25 minutes.
it sounds like a project, but it really is super good and is not that hard. i get the package of mulit-colored peppers from costco and vary the colors when i make it. you can add whatever, if i have basil i add some of that, and sometimes i like to add spinach too.