Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers are quick and healthy. Vegetables and quinoa offer a truly satisfying meal for your family or guests.
I’ve been meaning to make stuffed peppers for quite some time. I’d buy a whole bunch of peppers with good intentions but for some reason, it would get put off. The peppers would eventually get chopped up for a quick stir fry dish. It always seemed like a time consuming dish and lately I’ve been jammed for time. The reality is that dish surprisingly all came together in a little under an hour.
I decided to finally make them because I had to get creative with my meals. It was a week before the big move to the suburbs and I did not want to go to the grocery store. I was trying to empty my refrigerator, freezer and pantry as much as possible. The less to move, the better! As I was evaluating my inventory, I realized I had four red peppers, two orange peppers, two green peppers and four poblanos. Oh boy! Stuffed peppers it is!
I had a small amount of quinoa left in an open package. I had a leftover head of broccoli. My freezer inventory included a ton of frozen corn so I’d pretty much been putting it into everything. I made a big batch of poblano corn soup one night and added it to a pot of veggie fried Mexican rice another night. (Leftover rice which also needed to come out of the freezer!)
If it weren’t for avoiding more groceries, I probably would have chopped up some yellow squash and spinach to add to the quinoa. The broccoli and corn turned out delicious too though. I guess what I’m trying to say is that you can really add any type of veggie to the quinoa stuffing. Like my vegetable lasagna recipe, this is another great opportunity to clear your refrigerator of leftover random vegetables.
Did I mention we ate these peppers with the small amount of leftover store bought salsa that was in the fridge? Yes! Another jar emptied from the fridge. Of course, if you have the time, you should try it with some fresh pico de gallo!
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