Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sausage & Risotto Stuffed Peppers

1 lb cooked ground pork sausage
3 large peppers - your choice in color
8-10 large button mushrooms-chopped and sauteed
6 slices swiss cheese

1 cup rice
1 cup water
1 1/3 cup milk
2-3 cloves garlic - pressed

Mix dry ingredients together and then add to water with milk-season to your personal taste (make sure its warmed - not cold water/milk). My suggestion:
2 TBSP flour
onion powder/flakes
parmesan or asiago cheese

Cut the peppers in half long way (or just remove the tops) and remove seeds and ribs. Place open side down on a foil lined cooking sheet and bake in 350 oven for about 20 minutes. Just until peppers begin to wrinkle and get soft. Remove from oven a place in a greased casserole dish.

For Risotto:
Heat 3 TBSP butter in a pot over medium heat, add garlic and saute about 3 minutes. Add rice and cook another 2-3 minutes. Stir in water, milk, seasoning mixture 1/2 cup at a time. Simmer and stir until the water is mostly absorbed and then add the next 1/2 cup and so on. When all the liquid is incorporated and you like the consistency, add mushrooms and remove from heat.
Layer swiss slices, sausage and risotto into pepper halves. Top with a little grated parmesan and bake in 400 oven for about 15-20. Until peppers begin to get squishy (or to your liking).

Get your finicky kids to eat by calling them Stuffed Monkey Heads! Then they'll have a story to tell their friends at school!

**Allergy-free Substitutions:
Butter - bacon fat or coconut oil
Milk - So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut milk or Original Unsweetened Almond Milk
Flour - Gluten Free all-purpose flour
Swiss Cheese - If you can tolerate Soy, try the soy single cheese slices or use Tofutti better than Cream Cheese
Parmesan - Omit and use a little more salt and flour to create creaminess
**If you don't like mushrooms, try chopping up and sauteing some peppers and onions to mix into the Risotto

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't hungry until now. Stuffed Moneky heads! That's awesome. I could see incorporating the see, speak and hear no evil in it somehow.