Easy Stuffed Mushrooms With Roasted Red Pepper

These easy stuffed mushrooms are a great way to use up leftover rice and create a fantastic meal from store cupboard ingredients, these feature roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes and Roquefort cheese.

These easy stuffed mushrooms are a great way to use up leftover rice and create a fantastic meal from store cupboard ingredients, these feature roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes and Roquefort cheese.

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms With Roasted Red Pepper.

As is usually the case here, this stuffed mushrooms recipe follows hot on the heels of other mushroom recipes.

This one in the main is designed to be a super quick mid-week chuck it together meal. Unlike my recent mushroom ragu recipe which was very much a low and slow recipe.

This recipe assumes the use of both roasted peppers and dried tomatoes from jars

I personally set all these aside from my summer crop of vegetables which gives me vibrant red peppers and an intense tomato flavour all year round.

Of course, these jars are readily available in shops and make a perfect addition to a bolognese sauce or chili.

These easy stuffed mushrooms are a great way to use up leftover rice and create a fantastic meal from store cupboard ingredients, these feature roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes and Roquefort cheese.

Versatile Stuffed Mushrooms.

This simple recipe for stuffed mushrooms is not the first here on my website. I love the versatility of them, they are so simple to cook and can be thrown together from store cupboard ingredients.

All you need to do is pull together some flavours that work together, although I personally think that cheese is a must.

This recipe was based on Roquefort cheese which is a ewes milk cheese. It has a sharpness similar to goats cheese and a wonderful saltiness.

It pairs superbly with something a little sweet, and roasted red peppers are perfect. Add the nuttiness of some leftover brown rice and some creamy pine nuts and you are done.

But if you have goats cheese, then you could go caramelised onion and goats cheese. If you have plain old cheddar as if there is any such thing, then balsamic and onions make a perfect stuffed mushroom recipe.

These easy stuffed mushrooms are a great way to use up leftover rice and create a fantastic meal from store cupboard ingredients, these feature roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes and Roquefort cheese.

Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms.

You all know how I like to avoid controversy right? Well, as far as I am concerned stuffed mushrooms are better sans meat!

Now I am a pretty committed carnivore, but I do not believe every meal needs meat.

I have played around and experimented with meaty stuffed mushrooms and I have always been underwhelmed. I find that the meat and the mushroom do not offer enough of a contrast to each other.

But gimme a vegetarian stuffed mushroom with some perfectly matched cheese and I am in heaven.

Again avoiding controversy, do not add too much cheese! I don’t care how many times I see the ‘no such thing as too much cheese’ meme on facebook I always whisper “bullshit” to myself.

Food is about balance and blue cheese, in particular, can dominate and obliterate all other flavours very quickly.

These easy stuffed mushrooms are a great way to use up leftover rice and create a fantastic meal from store cupboard ingredients, these feature roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes and Roquefort cheese.

What Is Wholegrain Rice?

As the name suggests whole grain rice has less removed than your typical white rice. 

The hull, bran layer and germ are all left in place, making it more nutritious. 

You should know by now how important that is to me, not in the slightest. I love using wholegrain or brown rice because it tastes wonderful.

It has a nutty flavour with a much more pronounced texture. 

How do you cook brown rice? To be honest I find it a much more forgiving rice to cook than white rice.

It does take longer to cook, typically around 25-30 minutes for straight up brown rice. But plenty of water, lots of salt and a good boil and you are fine, try that with white rice and you will largely be disappointed.

These easy stuffed mushrooms are a great way to use up leftover rice and create a fantastic meal from store cupboard ingredients, these feature roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes and Roquefort cheese.
Easy Stuffed Mushrooms Roasted Red Pepper

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms Roasted Red Pepper

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These easy stuffed mushrooms are a great way to use up leftover rice and create a fantastic meal from store cupboard ingredients, these feature roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes and Roquefort cheese.

Ingredients

  • 4 Portobello Mushrooms
  • 150 g Roasted Red Pepper
  • 150 g Leftover Cooked Rice, I like to use wholegrain rice
  • 25 g Sun Dried Tomatoes, They type preserved in oil
  • 100 g Roquefort Cheese
  • 25 g Pine Nuts
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste

Instructions

  1. Remove the stalk from the mushrooms and set aside, save them for something like this mushroom ragu.
  2. Finely slice the sun-dried tomato and then place in a bowl with the rice, roasted red pepper, pine nuts, and half of the crumbled Roquefort cheese.
  3. Have a taste of the filling, if the rice is well seasoned it should not need any salt but give it a good hit of black pepper.
  4. Brush the mushrooms with the oil from the sun dried tomatoes and then season the inside generously with salt.
  5. Fill the mushrooms with the stuffing and bake at 220°C or 450°F for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Crumble over the remaining cheese and serve with some peppery rocket.

Homemade Roasted Red Peppers:

  1. This recipe assumes jarred roasted pepper but they are easy to make at home.
  2. Place two medium red peppers in an oven at 220°C or 450°F and roast for 25-30 minutes.
  3. When they have coloured up and begun to blister remove from the oven and place in a bowl and cover with cling film.
  4. Allow to sit for 30 minutes and then peel off the blackened skin and tear into shreds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 632 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 45mg Sodium: 1080mg Carbohydrates: 62g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 11g Protein: 22g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

Readers Comments

10 thoughts on “Easy Stuffed Mushrooms With Roasted Red Pepper”

  1. I actually just happen to have some roquefort cheese in my fridge. Wonderful flavors in the stuffed mushrooms, love the pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes (and of course the cheese!).

  2. This is a great idea for using leftover rice, which we often have. There’s so much flavour and texture packed into these mushrooms – delicious!

    • Thanks Adrianne, I love stuffed shrooms too. Lot’s of my food is ‘accidentally’ vegetarian or vegan, it does not start from a thought of ‘I need a veggie or vegan recipe’, it starts with Mmmm mstuffed mushrooms and then choosing the best things to use to achieve that. Sometimes that dictates no meat 😉

  3. This is an amazing idea, specially the use of leftovers. Mushrooms great. Cheese superb. I love the combination of this goodness. Have to make these for family.

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