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Stuffed Poblano Peppers


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 tbl extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium white or yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (plus more for serving)
  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 avocado, sliced (for serving)


1. Cook rice per package instructions and set aside. Preheat oven to high broil and place a rack at the top of your oven. Brush whole poblano peppers with oil, and broil until skin is lightly blistered; 1-2 minutes. Remove peppers from oven, turn off broil, and preheat oven to 375°F. Let peppers cool until they are safe to handle. Peel away any blistered skin and remove stem and seeds.

2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil and onion and saute for 4-5 minutes, until onions are soft and translucent. Next, add cooked rice, cumin, salt, salsa and cilantro. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Add drained beans to rice mixture and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes then remove from heat and set aside. 

3. Place peppers in a lightly greased baking dish and scoop generous amounts of rice/bean mixture into each pepper. Top with salsa and cover dish with foil. Bake peppers at 375°F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Adapted from Minimalist Baker

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