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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving Meal: Baked Broccoli Rice Supreme, and Stuffed Bell Peppers

Be thankful for what you have,
You'll end up having more,
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
You will never, ever have enough!

~ Anonymous


Though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I managed to make a hearty meal for 'S' and me - with 'Thanksgiving' as my pretext. I had this yummy 'BAKED BROCCOLI RICE SUPREME' adapted from this interesting article , on my to-do list from a very long time. Also, I made some yummy 'Stuffed Bell Peppers' as a side dish. It was an awesome combo and we loved it !! Yumm-O !



Off these go to Meeta's 'Monthly Mingle: Traditional Feasts' and Kelli's 'Giving Thanks' Events.

Baked Broccoli Rice Supreme
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Ingredients:

2 cups cooked Brown rice ( You can use White rice too! )
4 cups chopped Broccoli
1 tbsp Oil
2 or 3 Garlic cloves
2 or 3 Green chilies
1 tbsp Basil
1 tbsp Sage
1 tbsp fresh Oregano
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
Salt & Pepper



Preparation:

1. Heat oil in a pan and sauté garlic cloves and chopped green chilies.
2. Add broccoli with basil, oregano and sage. Season with salt & pepper. After a quick stir-fry remove it from heat.
3. In baking pan layer one cup rice with two cups of stir fry broccoli and ½ cup cheese. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cover it with foil and bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

My version has Sage, being a classic Thanksgiving herb!

Stuffed Bell Peppers
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Ingredients:

2 big Bell Peppers
PAM spray or 2 tbsp oil

for the filling:

2 medium Potatoes ( boiled and mashed)
1 chopped Onion
1 chopped Tomato
2 or 3 cloves of garlic ( chopped)
1 tbsp Red Paprika ( or Red chilli powder)
Salt - to taste
1/2 tbsp Turmeric
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
Parmesan Cheese

Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven at 375 C
2. Cut the top of the bell pepper and scrape out the inside carefully.
3. Apply a drop of oil on the cut peppers and keep aside.
4. For the filling, saute onions, garlic, tomatoes in oil for few minutes and then add potatoes with rest of the ingredients. Mix the contents well and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
5. Fill this stuffing into the Bell Peppers and bake them in the oven for about 45 minutes until the Peppers become tender.
6. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese and let it bake for few more minutes.
7. Serve Hot !!

I take this opportunity to Thank everybody in my blogging fraternity who always encouraged me, appreciated all my recipes with lots of love and inspired to experiment more in my kitchen! Thank You dearies!




Off this also goes to Cate's ARF:Tuesday Event...:)

Check out these Thanksgiving goodies too!

Ashaji's Gobble Gobble! Happy Thanksgiving Folks!
Mansi's Traditional Pecan Pie
Anna's Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
Nupur's Mashes Sweet Potatoes
Meeta's Sweet Potato Flan

Goodbye Thanksgiving 2007!! .... cya next year..:DD

15 comments :

  1. Your meal is different and very interesting.

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  2. Hope you enjoyed your holidays Siri! the meal sure looks good!:)

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  3. ) did you know how cheese was invented? It wasnt necessity, it was an accident, read this

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  4. That looks like a delicious meal! Thanksgiving is a great excuse to try something new and different, isn't it? Thanks for the link :)

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  5. Bellpepper dish looks delicious.
    Well here we don't celebrate thanksgiving so it was a normal days for us.

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  6. Siri, what you have written at the begining of the post is so beautiful and I will always remember it.

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  7. @ Cynthia: Thanks dear for ur sweet comments..:)

    @ Srivalli: Ya dear, the broccoli supreme came out really well, even with brown rice which I sometime don't like. Do try it sometime. I am sure u wud like it too!

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  8. @ Mansi: I was virtually at home these days mansi, but I am enjoing this time. It feels good to be at home and make some garam garam khaana.. hehehe..:)

    @ Simon: Thanks for the info.

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  9. @ Nupur: Oh ya nupur, I saw this recipe, like 2 months back.. I got a chance now. Its simply delish yet simple...:) Hope u enjoied ur Thanksgiving holidays.

    @ HC: Even we don't celebrate T-day hc, but just love the numerous deals we get in the shops around.. hehe.. nice time for shopping!

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  10. @ Bindiya: Thanks dear. Even I like those lines a lot...:) Glad u liked them!

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  11. Oh the bell pepperts are looking so yummy! :)

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  12. Lovely looking meal. Nice of you to send it for the MM!

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  13. @ Lathamma: Thanks amma .. Glad u liked them.. they were indeed very yummy and we all enjoied..:)

    @ Meeta: I was so apprehensive about the entry meeta, as these are not traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Glad u liked them. It was a pleasure to participate in ur event..:)

    ~ Siri

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  14. great food item there, the green stuff is also good for dibetic leg cramps.
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