*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Baked Stuffed Peppers
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Main Dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           Long-grain brown rice
                         Salt
                         Large sweet peppers -- *
    3      tablespoon    Butter or margarine
                         Medium onion -- chopped
      1/2  cup           Finely diced celery
      1/2  cup           Sunflower seeds
      1/4  cup           Minced parsley
    2      each          Eggs -- slightly beaten
      1/4  teaspoon      Dried oregano leaves -- crumble
      1/4  cup           4 oz. chopped green chiles
                         Black pepper
      1/2  cup           Shred. sharp Cheddar cheese
 
 * Red or green peppers.
 
   Cook rice in 1-1/2 cups boiling salted water for 35 minutes or until tender. 
 Drain if necessary.  Set aside.
 Cut peppers in half.  Remove seeds and white membrane.	Parboil peppers in
boiling salted water for 5 minutes.  Arrange in slightly oiled, shallow 1-1/2
quart baking dish.
 Melt butter in small skillet.  Add onion, celery, and sunflower seeds.
 Saute until onion is tender.
 Remove from heat.  Stir into rice.  Add parsley, eggs,oregano, chiles, black
pepper, and salt to taste.  Fill peppers with mixture.	Sprinkle cheese on top. 
Put about 1/3 cup hot water in bottom of dish.
 Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
 
   Good served with:  Stewed tomatoes and corn bread (bake corn bread along with
 peppers).
 
  From:  My Great Recipes
 
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