Rice and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Makes 1 Serving


3 oz seasoned ground beef or sausage
1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic
1 red bell pepper
1/4 cup crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
fresh basil leaves, optional
Parmesan cheese, optional


Prepare seasoned ground beef according to package directions.  Heat quinoa and brown rice according to package directions.

Remove top and seeds from bell pepper.  Place bell pepper in a small microwave-safe dish.  Add 1 tablespoon water inside pepper.  Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes, or until pepper is softened. 

In a small bowl combine quinoa and brown rice with garlic, tomatoes, beef or sausage, mozzarella cheese and basil, if desired.  Stuff mixture into prepared bell pepper.  Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.  Top with Parmesan, if desired.

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