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Turkey and Rice Stuffed Peppers ~ Gluten Free Dinner

Gluten Free Dinners ~ Turkey and Rice Stuffed Peppers
Gluten Free, Egg Free and can be made Dairy free too!
Delicious! 

One of my biggest requests from Gluten Free Mama fans is, “What can we make for dinner that is gluten free and that the entire family will eat?” So I have been putting together my collection of Gluten Free Main Meals. In my opinion, it is much easier to make one meal than two. If one of us eats gluten free, then we all eat gluten free, at least when it comes to family meals. These stuffed peppers were a hit with my family. A couple of the kids weren’t as big on eating the pepper itself, but they devoured the insides. You can also make it as a casserole dish for picky eaters.

The key to cooking with ground turkey or chicken, is to keep it moist. If it dries out, it won’t taste good. So I keep a can or reclosable box of chicken broth on hand. Brown the turkey or chicken with 1/2 cup water. Add more water as needed. After it’s browned, I add the seasonings and the chicken broth. I even add 1-2 Tbsp. of chicken broth directly over the pepper before baking and right before removing from the oven, I add 1-2 Tbsp. of extra broth over the top. This ensures a very moist and tasty finished product.

Stuffed Peppers with Turkey & Rice

Ingredients

6 large sweet peppers (red, yellow, orange)

1- 1.25 lbs ground turkey or chicken
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. dried mustard
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. sea salt
fresh ground pepper, to taste
1/2 cup chicken broth

2-4 Tbsp. chicken broth per pepper

3/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
3/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 cup white or brown rice, uncooked
1 tsp. salt
2 cups water

cheddar or gruyere cheese, if desired

Directions

In a small saucepan, add 1 cup uncooked white or brown rice, 2 cups of water, and 1 tsp. salt if desired. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover with a lid. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside.

Meanwhile, brown the ground turkey/chicken over medium high heat with 1/2 cup water to keep turkey moist. Season with dry mustard powder, garlic powder, cumin, sea salt and some fresh ground pepper. Once turkey/chicken is browned, turn heat to low and add 1/2 cup chicken broth, to keep moist and add extra flavor.

While turkey or chicken is browning, in a small skillet saute carrots, celery and red onion until tender and then add to browned turkey/chicken.

Cut the top off each sweet pepper, at least 1/2 inch from the top. Fill each pepper with rice, about 1/3 full. Then fill with the turkey or chicken If you are going to add cheese, only fill to about 1/8 inch from the top. Drizzle about 1-2 Tbsp. of extra chicken broth over the top of the meat, allowing it to soak the turkey and rice. If desired top with about 2 Tbsp. shredded cheese.

 

Place each pepper into a 9×12 baking dish. If baking with cheese, place the top of the pepper off to the side of each pepper. If baking without the cheese, place the top of the pepper over the meat to help prevent the meat from drying out.

Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and peppers are tender. If desired, drizzle 1-2 Tbsp. of chicken broth over the top of the meat when you remove the pan from the oven.

GFM Tip Browning ground turkey and chicken with 1/2 cup water or broth helps keep turkey/chicken moist and prevents it from drying out. Drizzling chicken broth over stuffed pepper right after it’s finished baking helps keep it moist too!

GFM Tip Mama’s Pull Apart Dinner Rolls or Easy Buttermilk Biscuits pair nicely with this dish.

GFM Variation For picky eaters, make this delicious dish as a casserole. Layer 8×8 pan with 1/2 thick layer of rice. Top with seasoned ground turkey/chicken. Top with cheese if desired. Bake for 20 minutes.

 

 

Turkey and Rice Stuffed Peppers
 
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Stuffed Peppers with Turkey & Rice ~ A Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Egg Free Recipe
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Recipe type: Delicious Main Dishes; Paleo
Serves: 6 peppers
Ingredients
  • 6 large sweet peppers (red, yellow, orange)
  • 1- 1.25 lbs ground turkey or chicken
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp. dried mustard
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2-4 Tbsp. chicken broth per pepper
  • ¾ cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup white or brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups water
  • cheddar or gruyere cheese, if desired
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, add 1 cup uncooked white or brown rice, 2 cups of water, and 1 tsp. salt if desired. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover with a lid. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the ground turkey/chicken over medium high heat with ½ cup water to keep turkey moist. Season with dry mustard powder, garlic powder, cumin, sea salt and some fresh ground pepper. Once turkey/chicken is browned, turn heat to low and add ½ cup chicken broth, to keep moist and add extra flavor.
  3. While turkey or chicken is browning, in a small skillet saute carrots, celery and red onion until tender and then add to browned turkey/chicken.
  4. Cut the top off each sweet pepper, at least ½ inch from the top. Fill each pepper with rice, about ⅓ full. Then fill with the turkey or chicken If you are going to add cheese, only fill to about ⅛ inch from the top. Drizzle about 1-2 Tbsp. of extra chicken broth over the top of the meat, allowing it to soak the turkey and rice. If desired top with about 2 Tbsp. shredded cheese.
  5. Place each pepper into a 9x12 baking dish. If baking with cheese, place the top of the pepper off to the side of each pepper. If baking without the cheese, place the top of the pepper over the meat to help prevent the meat from drying out.
  6. Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and peppers are tender. If desired, drizzle 1-2 Tbsp. of chicken broth over the top of the meat when you remove the pan from the oven.
Notes
GFM Tip Browning ground turkey and chicken with ½ cup water or broth helps keep turkey/chicken moist and prevents it from drying out. Drizzling chicken broth over stuffed pepper right after it's finished baking helps keep it moist too!

GFM Tip Mama's Pull Apart Dinner Rolls or Easy Buttermilk Biscuits pair nicely with this dish.

GFM Variation For picky eaters, make this delicious dish as a casserole. Layer 8x8 pan with ½ thick layer of rice. Top with seasoned ground turkey/chicken. Top with cheese if desired. Bake for 20 minutes

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    March 4, 2015    

    temperature of oven??

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