Veggie Black Beans and Rice

This classic and easy to make black beans and rice is perfect for dinner. Because it’s so versatile it’s great to pair with any meal! Top with salsa to amp up the flavor!

This classic and easy to make black beans and rice is perfect for dinner. Because it’s so versatile it’s great to pair with any meal! Top with salsa to amp up the flavor! 

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Small Onion, Diced

1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced

1 Green Bell Pepper, Diced

2 Garlic Cloves, Minced

1 Teaspoon Cumin

1½ Teaspoons Dried Oregano

2 Bay Leaves

1 Cup Short-Grain White Rice, Rinsed

2 Cups Low-Sodium Vegetable Or Chicken Broth

2 15-Ounce Cans Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed

1 Lime, Juiced

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook, stirring, until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, and oregano and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Add the rice and stir for 2 minutes, or until the grains start to turn opaque. Stir in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the grains are tender.  
  3. Stir in the beans and lime juice and season to taste.  

Stuffed Peppers

Want to spice up and a meal with great looking side or even just have a fun meal? The ultimate vegetable to use for stuffing – our beloved bell pepper! Super easy to make and always fun to see the reactions of friends when they are served.

Want to spice up and a meal with great looking side or even just have a fun meal? The ultimate vegetable to use for stuffing – our beloved bell pepper! Super easy to make and always fun to see the reactions of friends when they are served.

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

1 Cup Wild or Brown Rice (2 Cups Cooked)

4 Bell Peppers

1 Small Onion, Diced

½ Cup Chopped Walnuts

1 Garlic Clove, Minced

½ Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions

  1. Place the rice, 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 45-50 minutes, until the grains are tender. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Slice the top off the bell pepper, remove the seeds, and dice the top.
  3. Place the prepared peppers in a loaf pan or baking dish, standing up.
  4. Combine the rice, chopped bell pepper, onion, walnuts, garlic, oregano, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl
  5. Fill the peppers with the rice and vegetable mixture.
  6. Pour ¼ inch of water into the baking dish, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the pepper is soft.

Vegetarian Green Pepper Fajitas

Fast, easy, and delicious meal highlighting the rich flavors of our beloved green bell peppers. Eat them as they are or go crazy and load them up with more delicious toppings!

Fast, easy, and delicious meal highlighting the rich flavors of our beloved green bell peppers. Eat them as they are or go crazy and load them up with more delicious toppings!

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1 Teaspoon Cumin

1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

3 Green Bell Peppers, Seeded and Sliced

1 Red Onion, Sliced Thinly

1 Large or 2 Small Garlic Cloves, Minced

1 lime

Handful of Fresh Cilantro, Chopped

Tortillas

Optional Toppings: Sour Cream, Sliced Avocado,
Diced Tomatoes

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, and salt.
  2. Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium. When the oil is hot, add the peppers, onions, spice blend, and garlic. Cook, tossing regularly, until the peppers are softened but still crisp, about 5 minutes. Add cilantro, squeeze the lime juice on top, toss, taste, and adjust seasoning.
  3. Serve in tortillas with toppings of choice.