Stuffed Bell Peppers:
Recipe Contributed By Mrs. Usha Mehta
Recipe Servings: 4
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
The highest amount of Vitamin C in a bell pepper is concentrated in the red variety. Red bell pepperscontain several phytochemicals and carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, which lavish you withantioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Thecapsaicin in bell peppers has multiple health benefits
Hi Friends! Bell peppers stuffed with Rice , tomatoes, onions, dry fruits and steamed. A scrumptious dish!
- 3 bell peppers / capsicums
- 6 tbsp basmati rice
- 2 onions, or 1 1/2cup grated onion
- 2 big tomatoes or 1 1/2 cup of tomatoes, grated
- 2 tsp finely grated ginger
- 3 tsp cashew nuts roasted & coarsely ground
- 3 tsp cooking oil
- 1 tsp black pepper powder
- 1 tsp salt/ or to taste
Cut off the tops of the peppers, scoop out seeds and membranes so that the capsicums become hollow.
Wash rice well soak for 15 minutes, drain. Grate the ginger, onions and tomatoes . Keep aside.
In a mixing bowl take rice, grated onions, tomatoes and ginger. Add salt, ground cashew and pepper powder and mix again.
Now stuff each Bell peper/capsicum 3/4 with the mixture, add one tsp oil to each capsicum . Place the stuffed Bell pepper/capsicums in a container.
Place a pressure cooker on high flame with two glasses of water. Put the Capsicum container inside the pressure cooker. When the water starts boiling, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes till the rice is cooked and capsicums become tender.
Health Benefits of Bell Peppers:
Here’s a short list of the good things they can do for your health:
- Bell peppers are low in calories! So, even if you eat one full cup of them, you get just about 45 calories. Bonus: that one cup will give you more than your daily quota of Vitamin A and C!
- They contain plenty of vitamin C, which powers up your immune system and keeps skin youthful. The highest amount of Vitamin C in a bell pepper is concentrated in the red variety.
- Red bell peppers contain several phytochemicals and carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, which lavish you with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
- The capsaicin in bell peppers has multiple health benefits. Studies show that it reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol, controls diabetes, brings relief from pain and eases inflammation.
- If cooked for a short period on low heat, bell peppers retain most of their sweet, almost fruity flavor and flavonoid content, which is a powerful nutrient.
- The sulfur content in bell peppers makes them play a protective role in certain types of cancers.
- The bell pepper is a good source of Vitamin E, which is known to play a key role in keeping skin and hair looking youthful.
- Bell peppers also contain vitamin B6, which is essential for the health of the nervous system and helps renew cells.
- Certain enzymes in bell peppers, such as lutein, protect the eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.
So, pop some bell peppers into your shopping basket, and start reaping their rich health benefits!
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