Wild “Rice” Stuffed Peppers

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: December 29th, 2021

A red bell pepper can add crunch and color to any recipe, but its sweet, distinctive zest can stand on its own, brightening your plate with vibrant color and flavor. These vegetarian stuffed peppers are a technicolor treat and a filling main course. Plus, they’re gluten, grain and dairy free! This version skips the rice in favor of chickpea risoni pasta, which mingles with mushrooms, garlic, onion and fresh parsley for a plant-based meal that is bursting with vegetable goodness.

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Wild “Rice” Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 128 kcal
Author Liana Werner-Gray



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cook chickpea risoni according to package directions, ensuring water is boiling before adding pasta. Drain and set aside.
  3. Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. Arrange pepper bottoms and tops on baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and bake 15 minutes.
  4. In medium pot over medium heat, add buttery oil. Sauté mushrooms, onion, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper 3 minutes or until translucent.
  5. Stir in risoni until well combined.
  6. Remove peppers from oven and fill with rice mixture.
  7. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F and bake for another 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and replace pepper tops.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Wild “Rice” Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 105mg4%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4226IU85%
Vitamin C 161mg195%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.