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Golden Door Zazen Rice and Crabmeat Stuffed Mini-Peppers

The flavors of Golden Door Zazen Rice Medley pair perfectly with crabmeat and cheddar cheese in these tasty stuffed mini-peppers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 24 pieces
Author Mimi Holtz


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package Golden Door Zazen Rice prepared according to the instructions on the package
  • 1/2 cup lump crabmeat
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2-3 oz. extra sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 12 mini-peppers cut in half with seeds removed


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Coat a baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Prepare the rice according to the instructions on the package and set aside to cool.
  • Cut the mini-peppers in half and removed the seeds and membrane.
  • When the rice has cooled, add the crabmeat and chopped green onions.
  • Fill each mini-pepper half with some 1-2 tablespoons of rice and crab mixture and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the mini-peppers for 15 minutes at 325 degrees.
  • Cut 2-3 oz. of extra sharp white cheddar cheese into very thin slices
  • Remove the tray of peppers from the oven .and top each pepper with a thin slice of cheddar cheese.
  • Return the peppers to the oven until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve warm.