October 3, 2011

Rice and Lentil Stuffed Peppers

I remember fondly my mom's stuffed peppers. I haven't made them since her passing, 20 years ago.

It was time.

Rather than make them how she did stuffed with chopped meat, I found a recipe for Stuffed Peppers with Rice and Lentils.Ingredients:The stuffing:
Alterations to recipe:
1 - I used canned mushrooms instead of fresh.
2 - I used Arborio rice instead of long-grain rice.
3 - I used plain old lentils instead of red lentils.
4 - Always, more garlic than what is listed.
5 - Stuffing tasted a bit bland so I added some Locatelli Romano and a pinch of red pepper flakes - I am Italian after all.

Verdict: Not like mom's. While delicious, it wasn't savory enough for me. Next time, I will make mom's.

Mom's is always better :)

"All that I am or hope to be
I owe to my angel mother."
- Abraham Lincoln


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It really sounds different Carmie! Happy Monday:@)

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Mother ALWAYS knows best! But yours looked quite good.

Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

Looks yummy! I've always wanted to try stuffed peppers. :)

Kris said...

It looks so delicious! I bet if it wasn't just like mom's it was close! I really like Arborio rice!


judee@glutenfreeA-Z said...

These look really good to me and I love that they are vegetarian.

Jenny said...

These look amazing!!


Maggie @ SweetwaterBaby said...

Hi...wanted to let you know that I referenced your blue jar post (including a link to your site) in a post I did about some jars I painted myself. Thanks for your post...and for making the jars look so easy to do. They were!

Maggie @ sweetwaterbaby.blogspot.com

Creative Cupcake Recipes said...

These peppers look great. I have never made red stuffed peppers beofre. I am going to make these for a PotLuck dinner. Thanks for sharing.

Threeundertwo said...

What a great, healthy idea. The last time I made stuffed peppers they were sort of greasy so I like this vegetarian alternative. Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday!

alanna rose said...

Mom's way is always the best :)
This looks good, I try to make at least one vegetarian meal each week, I think my family will enjoy this. Thanks!

Life,Twins,DramaQueen said...


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Miz Helen said...

Hi Carmie,
Your Rice and Lentil Stuffed Peppers look very delicious. I can't wait to try them, we will really enjoy this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fabulous week and come back soon!
Miz Helen
A New Follower

Val said...

Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

Jennifer said...

What a great alternative to a meat verison!!
Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

This does look delicious - but I know *just* what you mean about your mum's tasting better. Even if I follow the exact recipe my mum uses, it doesn't taste the same. Grr!!

Thank you so much for linking up to Modern Country Style's Fall In Love party.


jellybelly said...

I love stuffed peppers but we usually use ground beef. I'll give this a try. Stopping by from Hopalong Friday bloghop!

The Twerp and I

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