Chinese Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed Bell Peppers,Chinese version.We have many varieties of Stuffed Bell Peppers from different cuisines around the world.We have Spanish,Indian,Italian,Arabic,Mediterranean,Mexican,American and many more varieties with ingredients from their particular cuisine.
Let's go for the Chinese version.I am using potato and white rice as the filling,but traditionally,they use ground pork for this.So,all those vegetarians out there,this recipe is for you and of course,others can replace with pork/beef.
As always,I am not sticking to traditional recipe. I can guarantee the taste,Chinese flavor of the dish and also that this is cooked healthy.
Ingredients we need
Bell peppers-Use more than one color (4 nos)
Cooked white rice-1 cup
Cooked &Mashed Potato- 1 cup
Soy Sauce-2 tsp
Oyster sauce- 1 tbsp
Salt & Pepper- to taste
Oil- 1 tbsp
Method Of Preparation
Cut bell pepper and remove seeds.Steam it or bake it in preheated oven (at 180 degree C).Steaming them for 3-4 minutes would be perfect.
For the filling
Heat 1 tsp oil .Saute shallots and garlic in this hot oil.
Add in mashed potato and rice.
After adding the sauces,salt and pepper ,mix it well.Check the flavors.Stuffing is ready.
Now stuff peppers with the filling,tight.
Now heat a non stick skillet,pour some oil (very little oil is needed).Place the peppers inverted with the top side in oil.
Alternatively,you can place the filled peppers in baking dish ,cover it with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes in the oven.
If you are using the stove top method as in the picture above,then after 2-4 minutes cook all sides of the pepper,lightly in the oil and serve hot.
You can even use slow cooker method for the preparation.Then you don't have to steam the pepper beforehand,cook them with the filling for 1/2 to 1 hour.
Kuàilè de yǐnshí...! Happy Eating..!
Nutrition Information and Weight Loss Factor
Capsicum is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants.Red pepper has twice Vitamin C as compared to green.
Red bell peppers contain more Vitamins and nutrients,also contain antioxidant lycopene.Level of carotene is 9 times higher in red pepper than green.
Vitamin C helps in weight loss.So,incorporating boiled capsicum in your diet ,boosts metabolism ,hence weight loss.
For more info about Vitamin C refer this post.