Stuffed Peppers with Ham and Rice

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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
A simple list of ingredients and easy cooking makes these stuffed peppers a snap to prepare.

What You'll Need

  • 4 large green bell peppers
  • 2 3/4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cooked long-grain rice
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces grated mild Cheddar or American cheese
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • salt and pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cut peppers into halves crosswise and remove seeds and white membrane.
  2. Cook peppers in 2 cups of boiling water for 4 minutes.
  3. Drain and reserve the cooking liquid.
  4. In a skillet, sauté onion in butter until onion is tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add 3/4 cup water and shredded cheese.
  6. Stir until blended; add ham, cooked rice, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  7. Fill pepper halves with rice and ham mixture; put on rack in skillet with about 1 1/2 cups of the pepper cooking liquid in the bottom.
  1. Cover the pan and simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.

Serves 4

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