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Stuffed Peppers with Octopus and Rice Filling

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Peppers are a very nutritious ingredient that provides the body with a number of beneficial properties. They contain many vitamins: C, A, and E, several B vitamins, as well as folic acid, and minerals.

That is why we wanted to share with you a tasty, simple, and healthy recipe using this ingredient.

Make these delicious and healthy octopus-stuffed peppers today!

  • To share: Serves 4
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Time: 40 min
  • Serve as: Main course
  • Calories: 350 Kcal/serving

OCTOPUS-AND-RICE-STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE

Ingredients

1 package precooked el Rey del Pulpo octopus

4 bell peppers

1 cup rice

4 cloves garlic

½ onion

1 leek (the white section only)

2 tomatoes

1 tablespoon tomato sauce

1 cup shredded cheese

Fresh parsley

Olive oil

Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • To make these stuffed peppers, start by making the rice. To do so, add a splash of olive oil to a pot and sauté a sliced clove of garlic over low heat. When it begins to brown, tip in the rice and stir for a couple of minutes to a light toast.
  • Pour in the water (1 part rice per 2 parts water). Add a teaspoon of salt and cook over low heat for about 18 minutes. Set aside.
  • While the rice is cooking, wash the peppers and cut off the tops. Set the tops aside to bake later. Remove the seeds. Stand in a baking dish with the open side facing up. Pour a splash of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some salt over each pepper. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Then, dice the onion, leek, and remaining cloves of garlic. Sauté the vegetables in a frying pan with a splash of olive oil for a few minutes.
  • When the onion has browned, add the diced tomatoes as well as the tomato sauce and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the octopus tentacles sliced relatively thinly and sauté for a moment.
  • Lastly, tip in the rice and sauté for a few more minutes over high heat.
  • Generously stuff each pepper with the contents of the frying pan and set the pepper top over each one.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • When they are cooked, take the peppers out of the oven, remove and throw away the tops, and sprinkle a little pile of shredded cheese over each pepper. Return to the oven for a few minutes until the cheese has melted completely.
  • Serve with a dash of fresh parsley on top.

 

A FEW TIPS TO MAKE THIS DISH A HIT

You can use red, yellow, or green bell peppers to make this delicious stuffed pepper recipe.

If you’d like to jazz this stuffed pepper recipe up, you can add a dash of curry to the stuffing. It will add a subtle, distinct flavor.

Are you looking for more tasty and healthy recipes? Check out our hearthy stew recipes: the onion-braised octopus, our lovely chickpea and octopus stew, octopus meat balls with tomato sauce or the octopus with curry.

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