Rice and Sweet Pepper Bowl | Midwest Living

Rice and Sweet Pepper Bowl

Rice and Sweet Pepper Bowl

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish 30 mins

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Here's a meatless meal the whole crowd will love. Jalapeno pepper-seasoned Monterey Jack spices things up.


  • 4 medium green and/or red sweet peppers
  • 1 8.8 - ounce pouch cooked Spanish-style rice
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 4 1 - ounce slice Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • Fresh oregano (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Quarter peppers; remove stems, seeds, and ribs. Place in 2-quart square microwave-safe baking dish. Add 2 Tbsp. water. Cover with parchment. Microcook on high 4 minutes, until crisp-tender; turn dish once if no turntable. Remove peppers from dish; drain and set aside.
  2. Microcook rice according to package directions. Drain tomatoes, reserving 2 Tbsp. liquid. In baking dish layer half the peppers (cut sides up), the rice, drained tomatoes, Jack cheese, and remaining peppers (cut sides down). Drizzle reserved tomato liquid. Cover with parchment. Microcook on high 5 to 6 minutes, turning once. Let stand 5 minutes. To serve, top with Parmesan and oregano; drizzle olive oil. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Rice and Sweet Pepper Bowl)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Fat, total (g) 16, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, chol. (mg) 36, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 31, vit. A (IU) 1069, cal. (kcal) 319, pro. (g) 14, iron (mg) 2, sugar (g) 7, Potassium (mg) 477, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, calcium (mg) 343, fiber (g) 3, sat. fat (g) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 16, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, sodium (mg) 733

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