Sweet Peppers à la Milanese

Appetizers

 Perfect as a side or as a vegetarian meal.

  • Total Preparation Time: 89 minutes

Makes 6 servings

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Ingredients

3 3 sweet red pepper, large
2 tbsp2 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter
1 1 Onion, small and chopped
3 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/4 tsp1 mLSalt
1/4 tsp1 mLPepper
1/4 tsp1 mLSaffron Threads
1 cup250 mLLong-Grain White Rice
2 1/4 cups550 mLChicken Or Vegetable Stock
1 1/2 cups375 mLIvanhoe Asiagoor Provolone, shredded
1 1/2 cups375 mLNordica Cottage Cheese
1/3 cup75 mLPine Nuts, toasted
2 tbsp25 mLItalian Parsley, fresh and chopped
2 tbsp25 mLFresh Basil, chopped
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Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Halve peppers lengthwise, keeping stems intact. Remove seeds and membranes. Place peppers in 7” x 11” (2 L) baking dish.
  3. In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in saffron threads for 1 minute. Stir in rice until well coated. Pour in 1 ¾ cups (425 mL) chicken stock; bring to boil. Cover skillet tightly, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff rice with fork. Gently stir in cheese, cottage cheese, pine nuts, parsley and basil. Divide filling among peppers. Pour remaining ½ cup (125 mL) chicken stock into bottom of dish.
  5. Bake 40 minutes or until rice filling starts to turn golden on top and cheese is melted.
  •  Experimenting with new foods can fuel your creativity and stimulate your taste buds. Prepare this side dish with a modern, yet unique twist – try stuffing peppers with quinoa instead of rice.
This recipe is one of 150 featured exclusively in our cookbook, Our Table.

 

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Ingredients

3 3 sweet red pepper, large
2 tbsp2 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter
1 1 Onion, small and chopped
3 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/4 tsp1 mLSalt
1/4 tsp1 mLPepper
1/4 tsp1 mLSaffron Threads
1 cup250 mLLong-Grain White Rice
2 1/4 cups550 mLChicken Or Vegetable Stock
1 1/2 cups375 mLIvanhoe Asiagoor Provolone, shredded
1 1/2 cups375 mLNordica Cottage Cheese
1/3 cup75 mLPine Nuts, toasted
2 tbsp25 mLItalian Parsley, fresh and chopped
2 tbsp25 mLFresh Basil, chopped
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