How to make it

  • 1 Heat 3 T olive oil in a saute pan, add onions and saute over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add rice and pine nuts and stir 5 minutes over low heat. Add currants, tomatoes, mint, allspice, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes.
  • 2 Add 1 1/4 cups broth and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Taste and adjust seasoning; rice will be only partially cooked.
  • 4 Preheat oven to 175°C Cut a slice off stem end of peppers, leaving stem on. Reserve slice; remove core and seeds from inside pepper.
  • 5 Spoon stuffing into peppers and cover with reserved slices.
  • 6 Stand them in a baking dish in which they just fit.
  • 7 Add 1 1/2 cups broth or hot water to dish.
  • 8 Sprinkle peppers with 2T oil.
  • 9 Cover and bake for 1 hour or until peppers are tender, basting occasionally and adding a little more water if needed.
  • OPTIONAL: Add cooked ground lamb, sausage, beef or chicken to the filling mixture.

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