Baby Button Stuffed Red Peppers with Wild Rice, Parsley, Dried Cranberries & Toasted Pecans

Tantalizing vegetarian red peppers with rooibos tea and cranberries.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, Starters
Cuisine Spanish, Vegetarian
Servings 4


  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 1 cup hot rooibos tea
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 250 g baby button mushrooms, halved
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • ¼ cup spring onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup pecan nuts. lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup parsley, roughly chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 180˚C.
    Slice the peppers in half and remove the seeds and white membrane.
    Drizzle with a little olive oil and rub both the inside and outside to coat them.
    Arrange them upside down on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Place the dried cranberries and the hot rooibos tea in a small bowl and leave until the cranberries are plump and soft. Discard the rooibos.
  • Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan.
    Cook baby buttons cut side down until golden brown and just tender.
    Remove from the heat and place in a large bowl. 
  • To the bowl- add the cooked wild rice and the drained cranberries. Mix.
    Fold in the lemon zest, chilli, spring onions, pecans and parsley.
    Turn the peppers cut side up and fill with the rice and mushroom mixture.
  • Return to the oven to heat everything through together and finish cooking the peppers until tender. Approximately 10 minutes.
    Squeeze a little lemon juice over each stuffed pepper and serve.
Keyword christmas, festive, red pepper, spanish, vegetarian