Mouth-Watering Stuffed Peppers for a Tasty Dinner

Do you have a love for stuffed peppers, but struggle to find a delicious, nutritious recipe that fits your dietary needs? Look no further than this flavorful and satisfying stuffed peppers with tofu and seasoned wild rice recipe.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know the importance of organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free meals. That’s why I’ve crafted this recipe with fresh, whole ingredients that not only taste great but nourish your body as well.

Perfect for vegans or those looking to cut back on meat consumption, this dish packs in protein and fiber thanks to the addition of tofu and wild rice. And with a dash of red wine, oregano leaves, and garlic cloves, your taste buds are sure to be satisfied.

So come join me in the kitchen and learn how to create these delicious and healthy stuffed peppers. Trust me – your stomach (and body) will thank you.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Stuffed Peppers With Tofu and Seasoned Wild Rice (Dairy Free)
Stuffed Peppers With Tofu and Seasoned Wild Rice (Dairy Free)

Are you tired of the same old boring recipes for dinner every night? Do you want to try something new that is both healthy and delicious? Look no further than this stuffed peppers recipe, filled with flavorful tofu and seasoned wild rice.

Not only is this dish vegan and dairy-free, but it is also gluten-free, making it a perfect option for those with dietary restrictions. The combination of the savory tofu and nutty wild rice creates a mouthwatering meal with only the healthiest ingredients.

What makes this recipe even better is how versatile and easy it is to make. You can substitute different types of vegetables or add in some ground beef if you prefer a meatier dish. Plus, all the ingredients can easily be found at your local grocery store.

Not only will your taste buds thank you for trying something new and delicious, but your body will also thank you for providing it with nourishing nutrients. This recipe packs a high protein punch, making it a great option for athletes or anyone looking to stay satiated throughout the day.

So why not impress your family and friends with this delicious vegan feast tonight? Indulge in this flavorful and healthy stuffed peppers recipe, ready to be served up in no time!

Ingredient List

“Get ready to spice up your taste buds with these tantalizing stuffed peppers!”

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this tasty stuffed pepper recipe:

  • Bell Peppers: Large bell peppers are perfect for stuffing. Opt for colorful ones like red, orange, yellow or green to add a variety of colors to your dish.
  • Wild rice: Unpolished wild rice is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. It also adds a nutty flavor and great texture to your stuffed peppers.
  • Tofu: Pressed tofu is an excellent source of protein, and it’s also gluten-free and dairy-free.
  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a versatile, healthy fat that can withstand high temperatures without turning rancid or oxidizing.
  • Garlic cloves: Adding garlic cloves into the mix provides anti-inflammatory properties and also improves the taste of your recipe.
  • Red wine: Red wine adds richness and depth of flavor to your dish. You can also use vegetable broth instead if preferred.
  • Tomatoes: Tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants and lycopene that help reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Oregano leaves: Oregano adds aromatic flavors to your recipe. It’s also known for its antibacterial properties.
  • Salt: A necessary ingredient to bring out all the flavors in your dish while keeping it well-seasoned.
  • Vegan Monterrey Jack cheese: This plant-based cheese alternative mimics the texture and savory cheesy taste using potato starch, soybeans, and other natural flavors.

These delicious vegan stuffed peppers with tofu have a burst of flavor in every bite. Not only is this dish incredibly healthy free from gluten and dairy, but it’s also very easy to prepare!

The Recipe How-To

“Say hello to your new favorite gluten-free and dairy-free dish.”

Now that we know the ingredients, let’s get started on making these delicious stuffed peppers with tofu and wild rice! Here’s a step-by-step guide to make the perfect dish:

Step 1: Preparing the Peppers

Begin by washing 4 medium-sized bell peppers thoroughly. Using a sharp knife, slice off the top of the peppers and remove all of the seeds and membranes. This will create a cavity for the filling. Once done, place the peppers on a baking dish.

Step 2: Preparing the Tofu

Press ½ cup of extra-firm tofu to remove excess water. Then cut it into small cubes or crumble it. Season it with 1 tablespoon of oregano leaves and 2 garlic cloves, minced. Mix well and set aside.

Step 3: Cooking Wild Rice

In a large pan, cook 1 cup of wild rice according to package directions. While cooking, you can add some spices such as paprika, salt, or garlic powder to increase flavor.

Step 4: Combining Tofu and Wild Rice

Once cooked, add cooked wild rice to the seasoned tofu mixture. Stir well until all ingredients are combined.

Step 5: Stuffing the Peppers

Use a spoon to fill each bell pepper generously with the tofu-wild rice mixture. Fill up to three-quarters for easy cooking.

Step 6: Baking Stuffed Peppers

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over each stuffed pepper and add some diced tomatoes on top to give it some color.

Preheat your oven at 375°F (190°C). Place the baking dish in an oven for about 30-35 minutes or until peppers are tender but not too soft. When you take them out of the oven, sprinkle some vegan Monterey Jack cheese over each pepper before serving.

That’s it! Your perfect stuffed peppers with tofu and wild rice are Fresh, flavorful, and loaded with heavenly goodness.

Pro-tip: You can use brown rice, black bean or quinoa instead of wild rice to give your dish a different texture. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made oil-free as well. Serve it as a main dish at lunch or dinner, and pair it with a colorful salad to get full the goodness of vegetables.

Substitutions and Variations

“Who says tofu can’t be delicious? These stuffed peppers will prove them wrong.”

Looking for ways to mix up this recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations that will help you create a unique twist on this classic stuffed peppers dish.

-Vegan Monterey Jack Cheese: For those who don’t have vegan Monterrey Jack cheese available, try using a different kind of vegan cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella. Use your personal preference to decide which flavor you like the best.

-Ground Beef: If you’re not a fan of tofu, substitute the tofu in the recipe with ground beef. This will give the dish a meatier texture and flavor.

-Brown Rice Quinoa Stuffed Capsicum: Substitute wild rice with either brown rice or quinoa. This will lend the dish a slightly nutty and chewy texture that’s perfect for those seeking subtler flavors.

-Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers: Another great substitute instead of wild rice is cauliflower rice. It’s perfect for those following low-carb diets without sacrificing taste and texture.

-Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers: For something a little more adventurous, try stuffing small bell peppers with diced tomatoes and kalamata olives seasoned with garlic oregano, salt, and red wine.

-Lentil Stuffed Red Peppers Vegetarian: You can also substitute lentils for wild rice to create a vegetarian version of this stuffed peppers recipe packed with nutrients such as protein, fiber, vitamins B-6 and C You can season them with sesame ginger dressing or spiced mung bean wild rice.

-Green Peppers Black Bean Wild Rice Dairy-Free: For an additional healthy twist, stuff green bell peppers with black beans instead of tofu for additional protein kick.

With these substitutions and variations in mind, feel free to experiment with this recipe to suit your own tastes preferences. Whatever variation you choose to make, always keep in mind the nutrition facts and values for those who are calorie conscious or wish to follow a plant-based diet.

Serving and Pairing

“Looking for a plant-based dish that’s both filling and flavorful? Look no further.”

Congratulations! You have successfully made a plate of flavorful and healthy stuffed peppers with tofu and seasoned wild rice, completely dairy-free. Now it’s time to dig in and discover new serving options and pairing ideas.

Stuffed peppers make an excellent main course that is satisfying and filling, perfect for lunch or dinner. You can serve them as they are, or you can add some sides to complete the meal. A simple salad with leafy greens, cherry tomatoes, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar dressing will give the dish an extra boost of nutrition while adding more freshness to your plate. You may also consider some roasted vegetables such as eggplants or zucchinis on the side to balance out the texture and flavor.

If you’re having a gathering or hosting a party, try making these stuffed peppers into bite-sized versions using mini-peppers. They make a great appetizer option that guests will love, without having to worry about cutlery or plates.

These delicious stuffed peppers are incredibly versatile when it comes to pairing options because of their mix of flavors. A light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir is an ideal pairing that complements the spices in the seasoned wild rice without overpowering the subtle tastes of the tofu and bell peppers. If you’re not a fan of wine, go for iced tea or lemonade instead.

But if you want to keep your meals non-alcoholic, there are other drink options that you can consider too. For instance, you can never go wrong with vegetable broth as it would intensify the pepper flavor of the dish while still keeping it healthy. However, if you want something creamy and refreshing, cold almond milk is an excellent match with this recipe too.

In summary, stuffed peppers with tofu and seasoned wild rice are the perfect choice for anyone who loves indulging in tasty food while still maintaining an active lifestyle. Whether enjoyed alone at home or shared with friends at a party, these dairy-free stuffed peppers are guaranteed to satisfy both your taste buds and your hunger.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“This dish is the perfect blend of textures – from the hearty wild rice to the crispy peppers.”

Once you try these delicious stuffed peppers, you’ll want to make them again and again! Luckily, this recipe is perfect for making ahead of time and storing for later. Here are some tips for making the most out of your leftovers.

If you have leftover stuffed peppers, don’t worry! They make a great next-day lunch or dinner option. Simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheating these peppers is a breeze as well. You can either pop them back into the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or microwave them for 2-3 minutes until heated through.

If you’re looking to meal prep for the week, these peppers are perfect. To make ahead, prepare the filling and stuff the peppers the night before. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge and then bake when you’re ready to eat.

These stuffed peppers also freeze really well! To freeze, wrap each pepper individually in plastic wrap or foil and then place them all together in an airtight freezer-safe container or bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight in the fridge before reheating.

Whether you’re on-the-go or need dinner in a hurry, prepping these Stuffed Peppers with Tofu and Seasoned Wild Rice ahead of time will save you time and provide a healthy meal option that’s ready when you are.

Tips for Perfect Results

“These stuffed peppers are perfect for meal prepping – make a batch and enjoy throughout the week.”

Cooking stuffed peppers can be a little intimidating for some, but with these simple tips, you’ll have perfect results every time! Here are some important things to keep in mind while making this recipe:

Firstly, make sure to press the tofu before cooking. This is an essential step in ensuring the tofu is firm and will hold its shape throughout the cooking process. To do this, simply place the block of tofu between two paper towels and weigh it down with something heavy like a pot or pan. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes.

Secondly, if you’re using a mixture of peppers (like red and green), make sure to chop them all the same size so they cook evenly.

Thirdly, feel free to use different types of rice. Wild rice works great in this recipe, but brown rice or even quinoa can be used as a substitute.

Fourthly, don’t overcook the peppers! You want them to be tender but still have some crunch.

Fifthly, don’t forget to season everything well. The filling should be well seasoned with salt and pepper, and any additional spices or herbs that you prefer.

Lastly, let the peppers cool slightly before serving. This will allow the filling to set and make it easier to plate without losing all of your delicious stuffing. Enjoy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this stuffed peppers with tofu and seasoned wild rice recipe is the perfect choice for a healthy and satisfying meal. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to try something different, this dish has something to offer everyone. Not only is it packed with flavor and nutrients, but it is also gluten-free and dairy-free.

By using fresh, organic ingredients and minimizing the use of processed foods, we have created a dish that can help improve your health and overall well-being. With the added benefit of being easy to prepare and customize according to your preference, this recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

So why not give this recipe a try? You’ll be amazed at how delicious and satisfying it can be without sacrificing your dietary preferences or values. Plus, with its versatility and simplicity, you can make it again and again for all occasions – whether it’s for a quick dinner or as an impressive centerpiece for your next dinner party.

With its tasty combination of vegetables, rice, tofu, and spices, these stuffed peppers are sure to become your new favorite dish. So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t regret it!

Stuffed Peppers With Tofu and Seasoned Wild Rice (Dairy Free)

Stuffed Peppers With Tofu and Seasoned Wild Rice (Dairy Free) Recipe

For the wild rice, I used my recipe: You should make it before starting the recipe so it's ready to use when you need it. You could even do it the day before it you wanted to. Just refrigerate the rice until you're ready to use it. This is a really tasty dish especially with the wild rice instead of plain rice. To press the tofu, I put it under a tin foil coated brick for 20 minutes on one side and 15 on the other. It is good to get the liquid out if you don't want to add moisture to the recipe. Note: I didn't add the cooking time for the rice to this recipe.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 6 stuffed peppers
Calories 276.4 kcal


  • 6 bell peppers (seeded and tops removed)
  • 4 garlic cloves (pressed)
  • 1 (14 ounce) package organic tofu (pressed and diced)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic chives (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup red wine (you can use more if you want)
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 (10 ounce) package vegan monterey jack cheese (Shredded)
  • 18 small tomatoes, slices (I used Roma Paste tomatoes)


  • Remove the tops of the bell peppers and clean them out. Set aside.
  • Keep the extra pieces from the top for another recipe.
  • Have you rice ready at this point.
  • In a large saute pan heat the coconut oil. Add the pressed tofu, garlic, garlic chives and oregano and cook on medium low. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add the wine and de-glaze the pan. I used a heavy stainless steel pan that things stick to, so the wine did the job perfectly. If you use a non-stick pan you can still add the wine or leave it out. Scrape the bits of tofu off the saute pan.
  • Saute the garlic and tofu until the tofu turns light brown. Add the marinara sauce and saute for about 4-5 minutes.
  • At this point you should turn the oven on to 350'F.
  • Now get your prepared peppers. In the bottom of the pepper add some of the cooked rice. Pat it down. Divide the tofu tomato mixture up into each of the peppers. If you have room add more rice and then more sauce. Put 3 slices of tomato on top of the mixture. Top with the shredded vegan cheese.
  • I put my peppers in a parchment lined 9x13" baking dish.
  • Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. The cheese should be nicely melted by then.
  • Serve warm.
  • Bon Appetit!

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Serving: 603gCalories: 276.4kcalCarbohydrates: 36.2gProtein: 10.2gFat: 11.2gSaturated Fat: 5.3gCholesterol: 2.6mgSodium: 550.2mgFiber: 9gSugar: 21.9g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dairy Free, Peppers, Rice, Vegetable
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