Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1 cup brown rice
2 large red or green bell peppers
1/4 cup large sweet onion, diced
1/4 cup mixed bell peppers, diced
1/2 cup frozen corn, cooked & drained
4 oz maple sausage (Jimmy Dean)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook rice according to package directions. Cut pepper in half, and remove stem and seeds. Place hollowed-out peppers in a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook sausage until browned, add onions, peppers and spices; cook until softened but not browned. Stir into the cooked rice and add the Parmesan cheese & corn, mix until well combined. Stuff the filling mixture into the hollowed-out peppers, using a spoon to press the mixture down so it's tightly packed into the pepper shells.
Bake peppers at 375 F for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and add mozzarella on top of each pepper. Put peppers back into the oven and bake about 5-10 minutes more, until cheese is melted.