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The New Kitchen Cookbook

Stuffed Peppers

This one is also adapted from The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden.



  1. Fry the onion in half the oil.
  2. Add the rice and fry to transparency as in risotto.
  3. Add water, sugar, and dried spices (except mint).
  4. Cook covered for 15 minutes. (Rice will be underdone.)
  5. Meanwhile, cut the caps off the bell peppers (keeping them) and clean out the peppers. Set peppers aside.
  6. Take the rice off the heat and mix in the remaining ingredients.
  7. Fill the peppers with the stuffing, replace the caps, and arrange them upright in a baking dish.
  8. Put a scant inch of water in the bottom of the dish and bake at 375° for 45-55 minutes.