Vegan stuffed peppers are a delicious and healthy meal option that is perfect for a plant-based diet. The dish typically consists of bell peppers that are hollowed out and filled with a mixture of cooked rice, vegetables, and spices.
To make vegan stuffed peppers, start by preparing the rice according to the package instructions. While the rice is cooking, slice the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Blanch the peppers in boiling water for a few minutes until they start to soften. Drain and set aside.
In a separate pan, sauté diced onions, garlic, and chopped vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms, and carrots until tender. Add cooked lentils or beans and season with salt, pepper, and herbs like oregano or basil.
Once the rice is done, add it to the vegetable mixture and stir until well combined. Stuff the mixture into the blanched bell peppers, pressing down lightly to make sure they are packed full. Top with vegan cheese if desired and bake in the oven at 375°F for 30-40 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve the vegan stuffed peppers hot and enjoy the delicious combination of savory vegetables, fluffy rice, and the sweetness of the bell peppers.