Meatless Monday: Hearty Stuffed Bell Peppers with Brown Rice & Mung Beans (Vegan)

Meatless Monday: Hearty Stuffed Bell Peppers with Brown Rice & Mung Beans (Vegan)
Meatless Monday: Hearty Stuffed Bell Peppers with Brown Rice & Mung Beans (Vegan)
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    These stuffed bell peppers are perfect for Meatless Mondays. I prepare the rice stuffing and stuff the actual peppers on Sunday. Then, Monday evening, when I come home from work, I just pop the stuffed peppers in the oven and cook for 30 minutes. It’s a great make-ahead dish.

    Ingredients

    • 6 bell peppers, 4 green and 2 yellow (or you can use all green)
    • 2 cups water
    • ½ cup brown rice
    • ½ cup dried mung beans (or you can use another bean such as dried lentils. If you choose black beans or garbanzo beans, get them from a can: already ready-to-eat)
    • 1 red onion, diced
    • 1 carrot, diced
    • 2 celery sticks, diced
    • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
    • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and finely diced
    • ½ cup basil, chopped
    • ½ cup Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
    • ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
    • Salt & Pepper to taste
    • (***For a non-vegan version, you can also use ¼ shredded parmesan cheese OR 6 oz. feta cheese)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 246 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 14.97%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 24.95%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 8 mg 2.7%
    • Sodium: 559 mg 23.28%
    • Calcium: 594 mg 59.41%
    • Potassium: 488 mg 13.94%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 11 mg 63.26%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 7 g 29.55%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 15 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 25.49%
    • Vitamin C 30.54%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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