Low-Glycemic Stuffed Peppers - Diabetic

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
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"This is a filling, very tasty, and satisfying entree, and the best thing about it is it's healthy and has a low-glycemic index, which is perfect for diabetics and those trying to lose weight or eat healthier. From Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies by Meri Raffetto and Rosanne Rust. Per serving: Calories 221 (From Fat 63); Glycemic Load 8 (Low); Fat 7g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 6mg; Sodium 820mg; Carbohydrate 34g (Dietary Fiber 6g); Protein 9g."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (313.3 g)
  • Calories 601.6
  • Total Fat - 30.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1471 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 68.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.9 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 15.2 g
  • Calcium - 220.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together the rice, tomatoes, onion, kidney beans, olives, pine nuts, salt, and black pepper.

Step 3

Place the peppers in a microwavable dish with about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom. Microwave the peppers on high for 6 minutes.

Step 4

While the peppers are in the microwave, mix together the tomato sauce, water, garlic, oregano, and basil in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil, over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan or casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 6

In a large bowl, mix together the rice mixture and half of the tomato sauce mixture, and blend well.

Step 7

Place the peppers bottom-side down in the sprayed dish, and stuff them to the top with the rice-tomato mixture.

Step 8

Pour the remaining tomato sauce mixture over the peppers.

Step 9

Sprinkle each pepper with 1 tablespoon of Mozzarella cheese, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and bake for 25 minutes.

Step 10

Remove the cover, and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

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