Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers

This recipe was another for our lunches at work. Since it makes eight servings it easily got us through most of the workweek but depending on the toppings you add this might be too low calorie to be served on its own. I ended up bringing one-half pepper in my lunch along with a snack for a few days whereas Dave preferred to bring two halves to help make more of a complete lunch. I initially did not add avocado as a topping but that would be a great way to incorporate additional calories into this dish. The cauliflower rice was flavorful and a nice addition. I don't always love cauliflower rice but since it was well seasoned I didn't miss the heartiness of traditional rice. I served my peppers with salsa, Greek yogurt, and a drizzle of jalapeno ranch but this would be good with a variety of toppings.

Recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Cauliflower rice
-1 bag frozen riced cauliflower
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-3 cloves garlic, minced 
-1 cup diced onion 
-1 pinch each sea salt and black pepper

-4 large red and green bell peppers (halved, seeds removed)
-1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
-2/3 cup salsa
-2 teaspoons cumin powder 
-2 teaspoons chili powder
-2-3 tablespoons lime juice
-1/4 teaspoon each sea salt and black pepper (plus more to taste)

Optional Toppings: Greek yogurt/sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, jalapeno ranch, avocado.

Preheat the oven to 375 and set out a 9x13 baking dish. Brush the peppers with oil and set aside.

To make the cauliflower rice heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic, onion, and salt and pepper. Saute for one minute. Add the cauliflower rice. Place the lid on the skillet and steam the rice for 1-2 minutes. We added the rice still frozen and had no issue heating it through. Next, add the black beans, more salt and pepper, and the spices. Mix to combine and adjust the seasoning as desired. Once the filling is hot stir in the lime juice and fill the pepper halves.

Bake for 30 minutes covered and then remove the foil and increase the oven temp to 400 degrees. Bake for 20 more minutes. Serve immediately with toppings.


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