I just found my new favorite vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe: stuffed peppers, Thai-style!
Growing up, stuffed bell peppers were one of my favorite dishes made by my mom. To me, they are comfort food. I also love their presentation. Stuffed peppers are fun and easy to make for a gathering. After making those delicious ground beef stuffed peppers myself that my mom used to make us a few times after I moved away from home, I started to discover other stuffed pepper variations out there. There are a lot!
I love making vegetarian stuffed peppers, and I have been wanting to try Thai stuffed peppers since I saw a recipe for curried rice stuffed peppers in Food and Wine magazine. It sounded like a brilliant idea to combine curried rice with vegetables and stuff the filling into a flavorful bell pepper. I finally had all of the ingredients to make my own Thai stuffed peppers on hand today and made them for lunch.
For my Thai stuffed peppers, I use jasmine rice, yellow curry sauce you can buy at the grocery store, coconut milk, shallots, garlic, mushrooms, raisins, spinach, and sliced almonds. The filling is really easy to make, since it only requires one pot. You start by cooking the shallots, garlic, and mushrooms in a little oil, then you add the rice, coconut milk and curry sauce and simmer until the rice absorbs all of the liquid. After the rice is done, add in the spinach and cover so it wilts. By adding crushed red peppers, you can control the heat. I like mine a little on the spicy side, but not too much! Read More ->