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Old 05-02-2016, 12:52 PM   #1
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Stuffing Peppers with rice

Hello,
My name is Evan and I love to cook. This is my first entry and I am excited to read your responses.

I read recipes for stuffed peppers and/or tomatoes and they use raw rice to stuff them with. I tried it and the result was not good because the rice was not cooked. Is there a special kind of rice that I must use? Usually the recipes call for long rice.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Evan

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Old 05-02-2016, 12:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC.

Long rice is common. The key is how you cook it after stuffing. Tell us what you did.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:35 PM   #3
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In the past I have made stuffed peppers with leftover cooked rice. I always make sure there is some sort of moisture mixed in with the rice. Leftover gravy, diced tomatoes, even cream sauce. As a result I have never had a problem with not having the rice fully cooked. There are many other foods you can place in the pepper such as hamburger, finely diced vegetables, etc. but you do need that moisture to ensure that the rice is edible. The additional foods will also add their own moisture to the pepper.

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Old 05-02-2016, 04:51 PM   #4
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When I first started cooking stuffed peppers I used raw rice and raw ground beef to stuff them. I found that if I cooked them till the meat and rice were done they looked like a pillar of filling with a sock that lost it's elastic around the bottom. So I started browning my ground beef with my onions, garlic, the diced pepper tops that I trim off, seasonings etc. till cooked. Then I add my cooked rice, some sort of tomato (either chopped fresh, sauce or my favorite is fresh uncooked (or bottled) salsa. Stuff my peppers and place in baking pan with tomato sauce and bake till peppers are tender firm.

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Old 05-02-2016, 04:56 PM   #5
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My personal favorite bell pepper stuffing is leftover jambalaya.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:27 PM   #6
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Now that sounds good. I'll have to try it. I stuff mine with white boudin.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:58 PM   #7
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i also stuff mine with already cooked rice, or left over rice.
When I make stuffed grape leaves ( also using a cooked rice) I add some sunflower seeds the mixture, it kinda counteracts the rice ( if it gets a little mushy from cooking). It gives it an al dente feel without changing the taste.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:04 PM   #8
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i also stuff mine with already cooked rice, or left over rice.
When I make stuffed grape leaves ( also using a cooked rice) I add some sunflower seeds the mixture, it kinda counteracts the rice ( if it gets a little mushy from cooking). It gives it an al dente feel without changing the taste.
Have you posted your recipe? If not can you
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My personal favorite bell pepper stuffing is leftover jambalaya.
That's brilliant. I had always used leftover chili to stuff peppers, but I'm going to be making a bunch of jambalaya this weekend, but I'll be sure to save some leftovers to try stuffing peppers.

To OP, I would use cooked rice unless the rest of your filling is really watery. Long rice absorbs a bit more than 1.5x its size in water, so if you want it to be fully puffed up, you would have to start with very little rice and a lot of wet ingredients.
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Welcome to DC.

When I first started cooking stuffed peppers I used raw rice and raw ground beef to stuff them. I found that if I cooked them till the meat and rice were done they looked like a pillar of filling with a sock that lost it's elastic around the bottom. So I started browning my ground beef with my onions, garlic, the diced pepper tops that I trim off, seasonings etc. till cooked. Then I add my cooked rice, some sort of tomato (either chopped fresh, sauce or my favorite is fresh uncooked (or bottled) salsa. Stuff my peppers and place in baking pan with tomato sauce and bake till peppers are tender firm.

Agreed. I think stuffed peppers is one of those things that was created to use up leftover, already cooked, ingredients.
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