Jamie says: I moved and can’t wait to start my new job with Publix on Monday!
I feel like I haven’t cooked in forever (between vacationing, traveling, and enjoying dinners at home with my family). Here’s my first dinner in my new apartment:
It was a memorable first meal. I enjoyed the varying colors, flavors, and textures.
Oh, and I LOVE my new kitchen! Lots of space to make wonderful foods, like this dinner!
Stuffed Pepper with Rosemary Ground Turkey Breast and Mixed Grains
- 1/3 cup rice blend- light brown rice with whole wheat pearl couscous, brown flaxseed, and black lentils (Texmati, Rice Select: Royal Blend with Flaxseed)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 bell pepper
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1/2 slice onion
- 1/4 lb ground turkey breast
- 1/8 tsp rosemary
- 1/8 tsp oregano
- dash garlic salt
- dash freshly ground pepper
- 1 piece roasted red pepper (Mancini)
- 1/2 oz fresh mozzarella cheese (Sorrento)
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1/4 cup cucumber garlic tzatziki sauce (Green Mountain Farms)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a medium pot, add rice blend and water. Bring to a boil. Stir, reduce heat to a simmer (medium-low), cover, and cook for about 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
- Cut bell pepper in half. Scoop out seeds. Drizzle both sides with 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Place in a baking dish. Cook for 25 minutes. Place on a plate, cut-side up.
- Chop onion. Add 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil to a saute pan on medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add ground meat, rosemary, oregano, garlic salt, freshly ground pepper, and red pepper flakes. Use a spatula to combine and crumble meat. Cook for about 6 minutes or until meat is cooked throughout.
- Chop roasted red pepper. Grate cheese. Add chopped red pepper, grated cheese, and fresh spinach to rice. Stir until spinach is wilted. Add ground turkey and 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil to rice. Stir.
- Scoop turkey-rice mixture into cooked bell pepper halves on plate. Serve tzatziki sauce on the side for dipping. Enjoy!
- Nutrition note: Choose ground turkey breast for even less saturated fat than ground turkey.