Millet Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Millet Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Millet Stuffed Peppers......what could be better?  How about having peas, corn and almonds in those stuffed peppers?  Well, my homemade red gravy would take those stuffed peppers to a whole other level wouldn't they.  Yes they would and with that I was inspired to make these.  Well that, and another creation I saw on the Cooking Channel where the chef (can't remember who) was making arancini and it hit me. Millet is similar to rice in the way you cook it and they have a red gravy and I have some left over from the cauliflower pizza I made for the Super Bowl. Yesterday I laid out my ingredients and checked the clock.  I wanted to see how long stuffed peppers would take me in prep time and cooking time.  With stuffed peppers most of the time is spent waiting.  Meaning you wait for the millet or rice to cook and then you wait for the peppers to cook.  Lots of waiting and all the while the house if being filled with an intoxicating aroma that makes you want to jump through the oven and eat the stuffed peppers before they are done cooking.  Well, that is how I feel.  Not sure about you but hopefully after you have tried this recipe your reaction will be the same. Enough about me and diving through ovens and finding inspiration.  Here is the recipe for Millet Stuffed Peppers:

Millet Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 1/4c millet, 1c water, 1/4c Jason's Red Gravy (click this link for recipe), 1/4c frozen peas, 1/4c frozen corn, 2 bell peppers, 1oz slivered almonds Servings: 1 Nutritional Information: 329 calories, 63g Carbohydrates, 5g Fat, 11g Protein, 9g Fiber Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil and then add millet.
  2. Reduce to low and allow to simmer for ~25 minutes.  You will know it is done when the millet has doubled in size and looks like a dry grain.
  3. While the millet is simmering pre-heat oven to 405*
  4. In a bowl combine peas, corn, almonds and red gravy and set aside.
  5. When millet is done cooking add it to bowl with the other ingredients and mix well to combine evenly.  Set aside.
  6. Prepare the peppers by cutting off the tops and removing the core.
  7. Sit peppers down to see if they will stand up on their own.  If not, cut off the bottom just enough to stand but not make a hole in the bottom.
  8. Stuff the peppers with the millet mixture, place on a baking sheet and into the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  9. You will know the stuffed peppers are done when the skin blisters a bit and there are some roasted spots to the pepper.
  10. Remove from oven and plate.

Notes:

  1. If you don't want to make the homemade red gravy you can use a jarred gravy.
  2. If you don't like peas and corn substitute with other vegetables that you enjoy.  This is about enjoyment of food not being restricted by a recipe.
  3. If you have extra red gravy top the peppers with it before eating or sprinkle some sriracha over the top.
  4. Total prep and cooking time came out to be just under one hour.

[caption id="attachment_7246" align="aligncenter" width="300"]stuffed peppers - recipe - clean eating - healthy lifestyle Millet Stuffed Peppers[/caption]

How Do You Enjoy Stuffed Peppers?

DID YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE? SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS:
Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

Related Stories

  • Snack/Dessert Recipes

Falafel is one of my favorite foods and anytime I can get my hands on it I am going to take advantage. A couple of weeks ago Karen and I were talking about going to one of our favorite Greek restaurants for falafel but I got the idea that we can just...