Yemista - Stuffed Peppers Cypriot Style

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“A very tasty recipe for stuffing peppers but works just as well for big beef tomatoes. One of a variety of ways used to stuff peppers used in Cyprus and Greece”
8 peppers

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cook the rice following your normal method.
  2. In a large pan soften the onions in the olive oil until a good colour is achieved.
  3. Add the mince and cook until coloured.
  4. Add the spices (mint, oregano, salt, pepper, cinnamon and garlic) stir in well and cook for a minute.
  5. add the veg stock and again stir in well.
  6. add the hot water making sure you get all the stuck bits from the bottom of the pan.
  7. Cook down on a medium heat until the mix is almost dry again.
  8. Add the cooked rice and stir well.
  9. Add the freshly chopped parsley and stir in.
  10. Cook until dry (so no puddles of liquid are there, but is still moist).
  11. Cut the peppers in half through the middle (ie through the stalk) and remove seeds and internal bits.
  12. Fill each half with the mix.
  13. Cover with the grated cheese.
  14. Roast in the oven until soft - takes about 30-40 minutes at 200°C.
  15. Serve hot by themselves as a starter, with chips and salad for a main course or even work well on a plate as part of a buffet.

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