Low-Glycemic Stuffed Peppers - Diabetic
February 09, 2015
Categories: Fresh Tomatoes, Beans, Rice, Brown Rice, Fruit, Tomato, Fall/Autumn, Summer, Sunday Dinner, Oven Bake, Diabetic, Gluten-Free, Heart Healthy, High Protein, Low Carbohydrate, Low Glycemic, Kidney Beans, Kosher Dairy more
"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."
- 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
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together the rice, tomatoes, onion, kidney beans, olives, pine nuts, salt, and black pepper.
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.
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.
Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan or casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the rice mixture and half of the tomato sauce mixture, and blend well.
Place the peppers bottom-side down in the sprayed dish, and stuff them to the top with the rice-tomato mixture.
Pour the remaining tomato sauce mixture over the peppers.
Sprinkle each pepper with 1 tablespoon of Mozzarella cheese, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove the cover, and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.