Slow Cooker Veggie Stuffed Peppers
For our Recipe Redux this month we are talking about recipes that you can make without an oven, to keep cool through these long hot summer days. Intern Abbi took on this challenge and developed this mouth-watering recipe for not just stuffed peppers, but veggie stuffed peppers. That’s right, instead of traditional rice, or even trendy quinoa, this pepper is stuffed with cauliflower (actually cauliflower rice).
If you haven’t experimented with cauliflower rice before you don’t know what you are missing out on.
Why might you sub cauliflower for rice or other grains?
- Mild taste complements other main dishes
- Color and texture is similar to rice
- Packed with glucosinolates, which are being studied for their use in cancer prevention
Lots of brands are now doing the work for you so that you can buy pre “riced” cauliflower. Intern Abbi likes to shred her cauliflower with a cheese grater, but the Kansas City Dietitian uses her trusty food processor for cauliflower bliss.
The only thing that I hate about using my slow cooker is the clean up! Since whatever I am cooking has had all day to cook into every crevice of the slow cooker, this recipe is the perfect match because the peppers make convenient bowls for easy clean up.
What are we waiting for, let’s check out Intern Abby’s recipe.