Stuffed Green Peppers with Brown Rice, Italian Sausage, and Parmesan


  • 1 C long-grain brown rice (I used Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice, but any long-grain rice will work.
  • 4 large green bell peppers, bottom trimmed, cap end cut off and diced, and seeds removed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 links (about 8 ounces) turkey Sweet Italian Sausage (or other sausage of your choice. Use diced mushrooms instead of sausage for vegetarian version.)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground fennel
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Greek or Turkish oregano
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

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