Rice and Beans Stuffed Peppers

RIce and Beans Stuffed Peppers | The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Kristia.

Rice and Beans Stuffed Peppers make a meatless but hearty main dish.  Serve with a garden salad and your favorite homemade bread.

Rice and Beans Stuffed Peppers


  • 6-8 large red or green peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup uncooked rice - your choice white or brown.
  • 6-8 Tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the rice according to package instructions.
  3. Cut the tops off of the peppers, but only discard the stem. Chop up the top piece of the pepper and set aside.
  4. Remove the inside seeds and white parts from the large part of the pepper.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, onion, and chopped up pepper pieces and saute until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked rice, black beans, and corn to the onion mixture. Stir well to combine.
  7. Spoon the bean and rice mixture into the peppers.
  8. Place the stuffed peppers into a baking dish large enough to hold all of the peppers.
  9. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of shredded cheese over each stuffed pepper (optional).
  10. Add enough water to fill the pan ¼ inch up the inside of the dish.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes.


If you are left with more filling than peppers, the mixture makes a great stuffing for wraps.


Rice and Beans Stuffed Peppers

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  1. These look TOO delicious! I think I might add a little quinua to the rice mix.

  2. These look delicious and I’m loving that black beans were incorporated. What a tasty way to boost your fiber intake. Yum!

  3. RadhikaSarohia says:

    I made this recipe with a couple substitutions (I’m vegan and on a semi low-carb diet) and it came out great
    Will be making this again, thanks for posting this

  4. Hey,

    These are great…if I could make a suggestion…..the ingredients call for cumin, oregano and salt, however no where in the directions does it mention when to add the spices. I added them with the onions, but this may not have been the best choice.

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