This is my very first dinner recipe review and tonight I’m going to try and attempt to cook these ‘easy stuffed peppers.’ Before we go on, I know I’m by no means a chef or know anything about the art or science of cooking so please bear that mind. I’m still learning and still a student when it comes to my recipes and my budget. So back to the ‘Easy Stuffed Peppers,’ I always try and have one meat-free day a week in an attempt to save the earth and what not. It’s also cheaper for me and means I definitely get my five a day. This is a good food recipe which means it should be pretty reliable but it also looked like the simplest and most accessible ingredients:
- 1 red peppers
- 1x250g pouches cooked tomato rice
(we used Tilda Rizazz Mediterranean Tomato)
- 1 tsp pesto
- handful pitted black olives, chopped
- 50g goat’s cheese, sliced
PREP: 5 MINS COOK: 10 MINS SERVES: 1
1.Use a small knife to cut the top out of the peppers, then scoop out the seeds. Sit the peppers on a plate, cut-side up, and cook in the microwave on High for 5-6 mins until they have wilted and softened.
I actually decided to grill my pepper so I turned up the grill to about medium and spread tinfoil under the grill tray and turned the pepper upside down so it wouldn’t fall over. I grilled it for 10 minutes. I have no idea why they said 3 minutes in the microwave. I don’t think that would work at all.
2. While the peppers are cooking, mix the rice together with the pesto and olives and two-thirds of the cheese. Scoop the rice into the peppers, top with the remaining goat’s cheese and continue to cook for 8-10 mins
I mixed together the inside mixture as the rice cooked for exactly 2 minutes. After I’d stuffed my pepper, I decided on a whim to add some mozzarella to the top to add some extra cheesyness. Then I popped them back in the grill for another 2 minutes.
Taste: 8/10. Delicious. Very strong Mediterranean flavours and works very well. Olives and goats cheese add a distinct saltiness that contrasts well with the sweetness of the peppers.
Method:7/10 because I think the peppers are much better off grilled because then they go all crunchy rather all soggy if you microwave them. Apart from that, it was easy and quick.
Cost of recipe: I’d say it was about between £6-£8 just because goats cheese is expensive and so are the olives. For a whole meal though, it’s pretty good and fits my daily food budget nicely.
I’d definetly make these again and I’ll probably be making these tommorow they were so good. They were made in 20 minutes, a complete meal and very filling. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone. Now I’m going to eat Ice Cream and binge watch Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel in my PJs. (It’s a great TV show. Review on its way very soon.)
What are your thoughts? Would you make this or have you made it before?