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Spooky Stuffed Peppers

It’s not just pumpkins you can get creative with this Halloween, for something a bit different, have fun carving out spooky faces into orange peppers

Egg Free
Nut Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 2 stuffed peppers
Great for:  Family Recipes Kids 4+ Years Grown Up Entertaining
Ingredients
2 orange peppers
75g long grain rice
50g butternut squash or pumpkin, finely diced
1 tbsp sunflower oil
4 spring onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
50g cooked chicken breast, diced
6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
20g parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tsp soy sauce

Method
  1. Cook the rice in boiling water according to the packet instructions and drain.
  2. Cook the squash in boiling water for 5 minutes and drain
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the spring onions, garlic and thyme and fry for 2 minutes. Add the chicken, rice, squash and tomatoes. Fry for 2 minutes. Add the cheese, soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce. Toss over the heat and season.
  4. Slice the tops off the peppers, reserving the lids. Remove the seeds from the inside. Carve scary faces from one side of each pepper using a sharp pointed knife.
  5. Fill the peppers with the rice mixture and put the tops back on.

 

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