Stuffed Peppers with Rice and Herbs

Stuffed red peppers with rice and fresh herbs for lunch

  • Main DishesType
  • MediumDifficulty
  • 15-30 minPrep. Time
  • 9Serving/Unit


The peppers
Red pepper, 9 medium units
The stuffing
Basmati rice, 1½ cups
or Persian rice (recommended)
Water, 2 L
Parsley, 1/4 cup
Dill, 1/4 cup
Mint, 1/4 cup
Dried oregano, 1 heaping teaspoon
Onion, 1 medium unit
chopped and fried
Canola oil, 1 tablespoon
for pre-frying the onion
Tomato paste, 2 tablespoons
Olive oil, 2 tablespoons
Salt, 1 flat teaspoon
Black pepper, 1/4 flat teaspoon
The sauce
Onion, 1 medium unit
Canola oil, 2 tablespoons
for frying
Tomato paste, 2 tablespoons
Mashed tomatoes, 300 g
Salt, 1 flat teaspoon
Black pepper, 1/4 flat teaspoon
Sweet paprika, 1 flat tablespoon
Water, 3 cups


1. Boil the water (2 L) in a pot and cook the rice for 3/4 cooking for about 15 minutes.
2. Mix all the stuffing ingredients in a bowl (note that the onion should be fried beforehand with a tablespoon of oil).
3. Cut the pepper’s heads (do not throw them away), fill with the mixture inside and set aside (as you can see in the picture).
4. The sauce: in a flat and wide pot, fry the onion in oil until golden.
5. Add the tomato paste and crushed tomatoes, and mix.
6. Add the spices and mix.
7. Add the boiling water and stir.
8. Arrange the peppers tightly inside the pot and place the peppers’ heads on top.
9. Continue to cook on medium heat for about 45 minutes. During cooking, you can carefully remove the peppers’ heads, pour the sauce over the filling and return the heads.
10. Bon appetite (:
You can add 1/2 cup of pine nuts to the mixture.

Total time: ±1 hour

The preparation method also includes frying. The spices in the recipe are according to personal taste.

Nutritional Values Serving/Unit 100 Grams
Calories 180 cal 30 cal
Proteins 4 g 1 g
Carbohydrates 31 g 5 g
Fat 6 g 1 g
The nutritional values appearing on this website are intended to provide general information only, and do not constitute a recommendation, a substitute for consulting a specialist or receiving medical advice.
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