|FRENCH VS SPANISH STUFFED PEPPERS|
|CRISP, FRAGRANT GREEN BELL PEPPERS--PERFECT FOR STUFFING|
|JUICY TOMATOES FOR THE SPANISH BASE|
|NOT A STANDARD INGREDIENT, HOWEVER WHO CAN RESIST?|
|THE RICE & VEGES READY FOR CHEESE AND CREAM|
|TOMATO BASE WITH VEGES READY FOR CHEESE|
|BLANCHING THE PEPPERS|
|DRAINED AND READY|
|BEFORE BAKING GRATED CHEESE WILL BE ADDED|
|FUN TO TRY NEW FLAVORS AND VARIETY OF RICE|
Penguin: I love the Spanish style but most of all I like the green pepper. (She enjoyed both varieties of rice and asked for seconds of the Spanish rice.)
Peacock: I like them both but I want to eat them cold...please do not warm them up. (She ate everything on her plate.)
Turkey: This is a good dinner. The best part is the green pepper. I like all the red parts and all the green parts and I like the big green part the most.
There we have it. The reviews are in. I was proud of the kids to be excited to try a new flavor and happy all the meal was enjoyed. I thought it was funny that the best part of the meal was the green pepper that held the rice. All three cleaned their plates and liked both rice flavors. They were excited to be my judges.
Honey also came later and ate a bowl...she mixed both types together and created her own variety. She liked it.
For me, this means that when I have extra tomatoes to use, the Spanish style will always be enjoyed, but when I have spinach or want something more creamy...maybe as a side to go with something like chicken, the French variety will also be enjoyed.
And, it was fun to use a stickier rice. I think this rice would make pretty scoops that would stay in place on a plate, making a fancier dinner side dish.
Note: Both varieties were re-heated and were good. I was worried that the French creamy rice would not survive as a leftover due to Dorie's comments that this rice should be eaten soon after making it. It was, however, really good the next day.
I look forward to seeing my fellow Dorista's experiences with this dish...always great ideas and tips to make my cooking better.