Ham and rice with cream cheese, onion and chives - now that’s good stuff. Good stuff for stuffed peppers.

Prep Time:

15 MIN

Cook Time:

25 MIN

Total Time:

40 MIN

Serves:

6 PEOPLE

Ham & Rice Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Frick’s ham, diced
  • 3 large sweet bell peppers
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups cooked, long-grain white rice
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. green onion, finely chopped (half white, half green)
  • 2 Tbsp. chives, chopped
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut peppers lengthwise and remove the stems and seeds. Lightly coat the peppers in olive oil (~1 Tbsp.). Place pepper halves cut face down on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  3. Pour remaining olive oil into a skillet and heat over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped white stalks of green onion to skillet. Saute until the onion begins to soften, about 2 minutes.
  4. Mix in chicken broth, ham & onion powder. Bring to a simmer, then keep at a low simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add in cooked rice, cream cheese, salt, pepper, chives & chopped green stalks of green onion, then mix until well combined.
  5. Up oven heat to 400°F. Flip over peppers then spoon heaps of the mixture into the pepper halves to fill them. Sprinkle with the shredded cheddar, then bake for 5-7 min. Bake an additional 2 min. on a high broil setting to lightly brown the tops of cheese. Enjoy warm.