Jul 21, 2016  By Jewish National Fund  Category: Blueprint Negev,

In the JNF Kitchen: Osi’s stuffed red peppers

This week, we have an easy dish that can serve either as a main course or a flavorful side: Osi's stuffed red peppers. It's a simple, tasty recipe that makes use of peak-season sweet red bell peppers.

Osi offers her delicious modern cuisine through her catering business Osi's Events in Ofakim, a small Negev town. She buys locally to help support Ofakim’s struggling economy, a focus of JNF's Blueprint Negev initiative.

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3 tablespoons of oil
1 onion chopped
1 cup of white rice
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley


6-8 red and green bell peppers, top cut off and seeds gutted
1 onion sliced

1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
3 tablespoons of oil 
1.5 cups of water 



Using a wide pan, saute the onion in the oil until browned. 
Add the rice and toss it until fully coated with the oil from the pan. 
Add the salt, paprika, tomato paste, water, and parsley. 
Bring the water to a boil and cook for 10 minutes on low heat. 
Set aside and let cool.


Cut the tops and reserve for later use, clean the peppers from the inside. 
Fill the peppers with the filling. 
Place the onion slices in a wide pot and place the filled peppers on top. 


In a bowl, mix the ingredients from the sauce together and pour on top of the peppers. Cook on high heat until it boils. Lower the flame and cook for another 40 minutes. 


Osi in her kitchen in Ofakim.