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

16 comments:

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.
Best,
Susan

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!

Kris

judee@glutenfreeA-Z said...

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

Jenny said...

These look amazing!!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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!

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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
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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.

Sarahx

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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