I’ve been so ridiculously busy this week! I’ve volunteered to be a ‘freshers rep’ with a few of my friends, so basically we have to look after a group of sixteen freshmen on their first week at uni, showing them around and taking them out, which means I haven’t had much time to sleep, cook or basically enjoy any time to myself, and therefore I haven’t produced many meals worth noting over the past few days, sorry about that. But after tonight (we’re taking them on a bar crawl round Lancaster and then to a club) things will calm down considerably and I’ll be sure to make a post about my student meals, and maybe write down my basic shopping list if any of you are also in my situation of not being able to afford/have time to cook decent meals every day!
Having said that, last night I made some pretty decent stuffed peppers, and they barely took any proper time at all, as I was getting ready for a night out whilst the rice was cooking – we took them to a bar yesterday, which was so much fun – I’m not allowed to drink much as I have to be alert to make sure they’re having a good time, but honestly it didn’t matter much as they’re all really sweet and fun, I’m glad we got assigned to such a nice group :)
So here’s my recipe for very quick stuffed peppers, with a promise that this mad rushing around with no time for proper cooking won’t last much longer; I’ll be back to posting nice food very soon!
Around 30g of brown rice
Two medium sized peppers
Half an onion
One clove of garlic
Two small mushrooms
Half a courgette
A good pinch of cayenne pepper, salt and basil to season
A little oil or oil spray
- Boil the brown rice for 20 minutes until tender.
- Whilst the rice is cooking, preheat the oven and grill the peppers (slice off the tops of both to make a little lid first, and take out the seeds) until slightly soft and golden brown – should take around 10 minutes.
- Dice all the vegetables and quickly stir-fry in a little oil until golden brown and caramelised, then drain the rice, and add it along with the spices. Mix in the frying pan so that all the flavours combine.
- Fill the peppers with the rice mixture and pop the lid on top.
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