Living by myself in Philly, I tend to like reusing ingredients from previous cooked meals from the day before to make a completely new dish–in this case it’s Rice and Beans Stuffed Bell Peppers. I use a rice cooker to cook my rice, so it’s always made in portions that will last me for almost a week  because there’s no point in using a rice cooker just to make 1 serving’s worth of rice. This one is one of my lesser inventive dishes, but it’s quick and easy to make…Especially great for after a long day of work. Using leftover rice is best for this recipe so that it doesn’t become mushy and overcooked in the oven. I had rice and beans from the night before, along with some bell peppers, sitting in the fridge, just waiting to be used. I knew I could make a quick meal out of this. This also freezes well to enjoy again on a rainy day.

 

See below for my Rice and Beans Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe!

 

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RICE AND BEANS STUFFED PEPPERS
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
Rice and Beans
  1. Heat up a pan to a medium heat, fry the garlic until golden. Next up is the black beans. Stir fry it slightly in the garlic oil for about 3 minutes. Throw in the rice, onions, and seasonings. Stir until well-mixed. Lower the heat and let sit for about 2 minutes covered. Let all the flavors meld together. Uncover and gently give a quick stir and turn off heat.
Prep the Bell Peppers
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Wash and dry the bell peppers. Slice the tops off each pepper (try not to cut the tops too thin). Discard the seed and membranes.
  2. Fill the peppers with the rice and beans and top each with a sprinkle of the shredded cheddar. Put bell pepper tops back on to cover. Drizzle the peppers with a little olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes

You can buy Lee Kum Kee brand chicken powder at your local Asian grocery or Amazon. It's great for making a chicken broth when you don't have any chicken lying around in your fridge or freezer.