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Tofu and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Tofu and Rice Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Description

Italian style stuffed bell peppers for the vegetarian (can easily be prepared vegan). Even my meat-eating husband loved these.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (12 ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained and diced
  • 1 ¾ cups marinara sauce, divided
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 medium (blank)s red bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 2 medium (blank)s orange bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices tomato

Instructions

  1. Place rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and stir in garlic and tofu. Cook about 5 minutes. Mix in 1/4 cup marinara sauce, season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook and stir until tofu is evenly brown.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, press an equal amount of rice into each pepper half. Layer rice with remaining marinara sauce, and 1/2 the cheese. Press equal amounts of tofu into the pepper halves. Place 1 tomato slice on each pepper, and top peppers with remaining mozzarella. Arrange stuffed peppers in a baking dish.
  5. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted. Serve 1/2 of each color pepper to each person.

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Nutritional Information

Tofu and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 553.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 57 %
carbohydrates: 18 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 31 %
sugars:
fat: 39 %
saturated fat: 41 %
cholesterol: 13 %
vitamin a iu: 64 %
niacin equivalents: 104 %
vitamin b6: 49 %
vitamin c: 325 %
folate: 22 %
calcium: 64 %
iron: 22 %
magnesium: 55 %
potassium: 28 %
sodium: 33 %
thiamin: 30 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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