Stuffed bell pepper recipe with seitan, rice and turmeric

Ingredients for stuffed bell pepper recipe with seitan, rice and turmeric

  • 1 Veggie Protein Bloc – Spelt
  • 3 Bell pepper (red, green and yellow)
  • 1 bunch Flat leaf parsley
  • 6 Cloves of garlic
  • 300 g Tomatoes
  • 250 g Rice (whole or brown)
  • 4 tbsp Gyros seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Seasoning (Amanprana ORAC Botanico mix)
  • 1 generous pinch Black pepper
  • 9 tbsp Olive oil (Amanprana Verde Salud)
  • 1 tsp Paprika – noble sweet and spicy
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 generous pinch Fleur de sel (Amanprana)
  • 1 Dried piri piri chilli

Preparation of stuffed bell pepper recipe with seitan, rice and turmeric

  1. Briefly fry the rice in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric and a generous pinch of fleur de sel and stir well.
  3. Add water at a 2:1 ratio to the rice, and stir continuously.
  4. Cook for about 20 minutes over a low heat until the turmeric rice is tender.

Making seitan ‘mince’:

  1. Cut the seitan into cubes and process briefly with a food processor or stick blender until the mixture resembles mince.
  2. You can also do this with a knife if no food processor is available.
  3. Flavour the ‘mince’ with 4 tablespoons of olive oil, the gyros seasoning mix, Amanprana ORAC seasoning, fleur de sel, pepper and paprika.
  4. Chop the parsley finely and stir into the ‘mince’ mixture with 1/3 of the cooked rice.
  5. Leave to rest for a few minutes. Set aside the remaining turmeric rice in a warm place.
  6. Place the tomatoes in a blender with the chilli, 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 4 cloves of garlic and add the paprika and a pinch of salt.
  7. Purée for 1-2 minutes on high, pour into a bowl and set aside.

Stuffed capsicum: How to stuff the capsicums:

  1. Cut open the capsicums in such a way that they can be filled, and remove the seeds.
  2. Place the rice-and-‘mince’ mixture inside the capsicums and press down firmly on all sides.
  3. Place the capsicums in a casserole dish. Spoon the tomato sauce over the stuffed capsicums and sprinkle a little seasoning over the top.
  4. Heat the oven to 180°C, place the casserole dish with the stuffed capsicums in the oven, and bake for approximately 45 minutes.
  5. Serve on a bed of the remaining turmeric rice.

Tip of Stefano:

Rice with turmeric, or yellow rice, is healthy and yummy

We’re eating an increasing amount of rice, and why not? It brings welcome variety to our daily diets and goes beautifully with lots of different vegetables and seasonings. Is rice actually healthy? Rice contains a low number of calories, but still leaves you feeling full. It’s important to choose good rice, and there are quite a few different kinds. Of course, it’s also important to choose organic rice. Plus, you should check how much fibre the rice contains – fibre promotes good digestion.

Turmeric, or yellow root, when added to rice is not only yummy, but is also very healthy. Turmeric has a delicious flavour, and is in the same family as ginger. It has an ochre yellow colour so it’s great to add to rice, which is otherwise rather bland in colour. Turmeric has long been used in Ayurveda for its cleansing effect and to help with digestive problems. So adding turmeric to rice is a great idea!

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