red capsicum stuffed with lamb mince, rice and egg

Stuffed capsicums

These stuffed capsicums are packed with flavour and add a burst of colour to any dinnertime setting. This dish is great for showing off your culinary skills when entertaining family and friends because they are visually an impressive dish and super nutritious!
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  • 4
  • 20 minutes
  • 15 mins
  • 13
  • Average
Nutrition per serve
  • Energy 1840kJ
  • Protein 36.6g
  • Fat - total 20.1g
  • Fat - saturated 4.9g
  • Carbohydrate - total 23.6g
  • Fibre 6.9g
  • Sodium 276mg


  • 4 large red capsicums, halved, seeds removed
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 300g lean lamb mince
  • 125g cup microwave basmati rice, cooked
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus extra leaves to serve
  • 8 small eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place capsicums on prepared tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 4 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, lemon zest, cumin and cinnamon and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add mince and cook, breaking mince up with a wooden spoon for 3-4 minutes or until just cooked. Add rice, tomatoes and pine nuts and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley.
  3. Drain any liquid from capsicums. Spoon filling into capsicums and make an indent in each. Carefully break an egg into indent and bake for 15 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking. Serve sprinkled with extra parsley.

Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips

Leftover canned tomatoes can be frozen in a small airtight container for up to two months.

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Provider Acknowledgement

Recipe credit given to Australian Eggs

Disclaimer: The above recipe meets Diabetes NSW & ACT nutrient criteria. However, the opinions expressed Australian Eggs website do not necessarily reflect the views of Diabetes NSW & ACT.

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as needed. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for individualised advice.

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