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Président® Feta Crumbles Stuffed Peppers with Rice, Orange & Oregano

Kick off your next gathering with these risotto-stuffed peppers that highlight the fresh taste of Président® Feta.



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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Saffron Risotto Ingredients
  • 2 cup Arborio or carnaroli rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 piquillo peppers
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 6 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch saffron
Saffron Risotto Directions
  1. Simmer the vegetable stock with saffron.
  2. On medium heat, sweat the onion with no color for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the rice, and toast for 1 minute. Then add the white wine.
  4. Slowly add stock to the rice, ladle by ladle, stirring continuously.
  5. After 10-12 minutes, the rice should be al dente but not mushy.
  6. Mount with the butter and cheese, and check for seasoning.
  7. Chill the risotto in the refrigerator.
Stuffed Pepper Ingredients
  • 6 oz package Président® Feta Crumbles or Président® Fresh Goat Cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves freshly shaved
  • 1 onion julienned
  • 15 heirloom or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 bunches kale
  • Oregano
  • Chili flakes
Stuffed Pepper Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Drain and remove the seeds from the piquillos, then spoon in about 1 tablespoon saffron risotto into each pepper.
  3. In a cast-iron skillet, warm the onion, garlic and chili in the olive oil on medium for 2-3 minutes, until toasted.
  4. Add the tomatoes, kale and stuffed piquillo peppers. Cook on the stovetop for about 7 minutes.
  5. Add the white wine to deglaze and cook until dry.
  6. Place the mixture in the 400°F oven for 8-10 minutes, until the vegetables have softened and the rice is warm.
Expert Tip

If you can't find Arborio or carnaroli rice, jasmine rice can work as a substitute.

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