Turkish Stuffed Peppers
 
8 small  bell peppers
1/2 cup  olive oil
1 small  onion, diced
1 cup  short grain rice
1 large  tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp  mint, dry, crushed
1/4 cup  pine nuts, toasted
  black pepper and salt to taste
2 Tbsp  sugar
2 cup  water
  lemon wedges
 
choose small, squat, thin-skinned bell peppers if you can. that's the kind 
they have in turkey. heat the oil and saute the onions until transparent. 
add the rice and fry for 2 more minutes. add the mint, nuts, salt, pepper 
and tomatoes and fry for 2 more minutes. add sugar and water. stir, bring 
to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer. cook until all the liquid is 
absorbed. about 15 minutes. let the stuffing stand covered until cool. 
slice off the stem end of the peppers and scoop out the seeds and veins. 
using a teaspoon, stuff the peppers with the rice mixture, making sure 
it's packed well into the corners. press after each addition. 
 
place the peppers into a pan making sure the peppers touch each other, so 
that they will not tip into the water. add about an inch of water, cover 
and simmer until the peppers are just cooked, about 20 minutes. lift out 
the peppers gently. serve chilled with lemon wedges to dribble juice over 
the rice. serve as a salad, side dish or as a main course. variations: add 
leftover cooked meat or fish to the rice mixture. stuff scooped-out 
tomatoes or squashes with this aromatic rice mixture and bake them in an 
oiled pan at 4000 f until the vegetable is cooked. serve the stuffing on 
its own as a side dish. 
 
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(ID: 13046) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Mon, Apr 28, 2003


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