|Prep Time: 20, Cook Time: 30-40, Ready-in: 60 minutes|
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 Tbsp olive oil
6 green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup black beans, optional
1 4.5 ounce can chopped green chilies
1/4 cup canned diced tomatoes or salsa (optional to omit green chilies and double the quantity of salsa)
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne red pepper
4 ounces (1 cup) grated Monterey Jack cheese, divided
kosher salt and black pepper
4 large bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs and seeds removed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the rice according to the package.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Stir in the rice, corn, green chilies, diced tomatoes, and 1/2 cup of cheese. Add the green onion whites, cumin, paprika, and cayenne red pepper.
Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish, then arrange bell peppers, cut side up in the dish. Fill the peppers with the filling. Cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the bell peppers are tender. Uncover and add the remaining cheese. Bake for 5-8 more minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and turning golden brown.
Garnish with green onions and drizzle with salsa (if desired), and serve.
Adapted from Sunny Side Up.
Peppers were still fresh after 50 minutes in 350. Next time try 400 degrees.
Definitely think a meat version would be better, but this was still very good.