What more can you ask for? If my kiddos love this dish, then you know it will be a huge hit in your home. If you have leftover filling, it makes a great chip dip!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour water into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Stir cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Fold brown rice, spinach, diced tomatoes with green chiles, black beans, minced onion, cumin, and oregano into the cream cheese until evenly mixed.

  • Halve bell peppers lengthwise. Remove and discard stem, seeds, and membranes.

  • Fill each pepper half with about 3/4 cup of rice mixture; arrange into baking dish. Sprinkle cheese evenly over stuffed pepper halves.

  • Bake in preheated oven until peppers are tender, 35 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

229.9 calories; protein 10.7g 21% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 17.8mg 6% DV; sodium 309.1mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2013
Flavorful, easy and filling. We will be making this again. I did add 1 tsp of garlic, I used cheddar jack cheese instead of plain cheddar, plain petite diced tomatoes since the kids were eating and I also used frozen chopped spinach because that is what I had on hand. It was a nice alternative to regular stuffed peppers. My husband and 2 year old loved it and my 5 year old liked it after he got over the look of it. I used red and green peppers, I preferred the red and my son preferred the green peppers. Over all a great meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2018
I have made other stuffed pepper recipes that I liked better. It was fine but lacked flavor. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2013
Flavorful, easy and filling. We will be making this again. I did add 1 tsp of garlic, I used cheddar jack cheese instead of plain cheddar, plain petite diced tomatoes since the kids were eating and I also used frozen chopped spinach because that is what I had on hand. It was a nice alternative to regular stuffed peppers. My husband and 2 year old loved it and my 5 year old liked it after he got over the look of it. I used red and green peppers, I preferred the red and my son preferred the green peppers. Over all a great meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2012
OK so first time I've rated anything on here because I usually look at other peoples ratings but this was so fantastic!!! My kids didnt like the "heat" but I used RoTel mild... they are such wimps :) Me and the hubs loved it (just the right amount) also I used Chopped spinach in its frozen form and put 2 cups of it in the microwave before to cook down to 1.5 cups... worked wonderfullly. It was great!! I didnt have any onion flakes so I used a 1/2 Tblsp of garlic powder instead and it was fabulous!!! I will totally make this agin but I may use regular diced tomatoes instead (for the kids sake). Also My hubby HATES GREEN PEPPERS but I uesed other colors and he loved it!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2013
Wow! These were awesome! Didn't have the tomatoes with peppers, so substituted with regular diced and threw in a can of chiles. Added garlic powder as well and used kraft habenero shred cheese to top. Awesome. Will definitely be making these again. Had some leftover filling so saved it for wraps in which I also used habenero shred cheese. Awesome! Thanks for sharing recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2014
I don't know why a lot of recipes call for 3oz of cream cheese (I always use 4oz just easier)... anyway I made this close as possible to the recipe. I didn't use tomatoes with chiles but diced up some canned whole tomatoes (1/2 lg can). After the rice was cooked I cover the cream cheese with it so it would melt it. I used fresh onion (1 small) diced. I grated 1 8oz block of sharp cheese and added approx 1/2c of mozzarella to top the halves. I also blanched the pepper halves for 3 minutes in boiling water to ensure they were soft before filling them. 1 c. uncooked rice made approx. 2.5c cooked rice so I just used the extra. With using the extra rice I made 10 halves. Without the chiles it was great for those who like mild flavor. It was beautiful and had a nice flavor that most people can tolerate (those intolerant to spice). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2013
I make this often now. It's very easy to make and tastes delicious. It's my new favorite thing to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2013
made these tonight there pretty good used smaller peppers so next time need to adjust the filling accordingly and will probably use diced tomatoes instead of rotel less heat. but otherwise great for a meatless meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2013
This was very good and easy to put together. I added some frozen corn for more color and 1 tsp garlic powder. For stuffed peppers I prep the pepper then quick boil to ensure pepper is soft - then stuff and bake. So I skipped the water in the pan and just baked. I used Trader Joes Brown Rice Medley - this is a kitchen staple! I prepared rice in chicken broth but you could use vegetable broth just as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2015
Put kidney beans corn real tomatoes jalapenos and pepper jack cheese. This made too much filling so did 3 extra bell peppers and then made burritos with the rest of the filing. It was pretty good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2016
I swapped rice for beef super yummy! And I agree about the filling would make a great chip dip. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2018
I have made other stuffed pepper recipes that I liked better. It was fine but lacked flavor. Read More