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Moroccan Couscous Stuffed Peppers

Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen turns her favorite couscous recipe into a stuffing for colorful bell peppers.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
cup raisins
1/2
cup chopped dried cherries
1/2
cup chopped dried apricots
1/2
cup orange juice
4
medium to large orange bell peppers
2
cups vegetable broth
1/2
cup water
Grated peel of 1 orange
1 1/2
cups uncooked couscous
1
cup chopped green onions
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
cup crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese (4 oz)

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix raisins, cherries and apricots; cover with orange juice. Let stand 20 minutes; drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, remove tops, seeds and membranes from bell peppers. Set aside.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth, water and orange peel to boiling. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 4 Fluff couscous with fork. Stir in dried fruit mixture, onions, cilantro, mint, salt and pepper. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the cheese; add remaining cheese to couscous mixture. Spoon into bell peppers. Stand upright in 8-inch square pan.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 15 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender and stuffing is hot. Sprinkle reserved cheese over stuffed peppers. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese begins to melt.

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