Roxanne Moore: Hey, I am Roxanne Moore from Sodexo and with me is Andrew. And we are here to help you figure out how to add more fruits and vegetables to your plate. You see, half of your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables at your meals, but many people struggle to do that, because they just struggle to find creative ways to add more vegetables to their diet. So Andrew, what are we going to be doing today?
Andrew: We are going to be making an Italian stuffed peppers. Can you please preheat the oven to 350 degrees?
Roxanne Moore: So now here we have 12 ounces of cooked ground turkey with added chopped pepper, mushrooms, onion and garlic for added flavor. Not only does this add flavor, but its a smart a way to add more vegetables to your meal.
Andrew: Lets place the turkey mixture into a large skillet with 14 ounces diced tomatoes, 8 ounces tomato sauce, a cup brown rice, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon ground black pepper and a teaspoon crushed red pepper.
Roxanne Moore: Bring this to a simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until the rice is tender.
Andrew: Place a little water in the bottom of this baking dish to keep the peppers from sticking. Place the pepper half in the pan cut side up. When the turkey mixture is done cooking, carefully spread the mixture into each pepper half and sprinkle each pepper with a little cheese.
Take a piece of aluminum foil, spray one side with non-stick spray and cover the baking dish. Finally, cook them for about 30 minutes.
Roxanne Moore: These stuffed peppers look amazing and we even have some extra stuff to freeze for another meal. Thank you so much Andrew for helping us find more creative ways to add vegetables to our diet. We hope you too will try this recipe at home.