You will probably have realised how much I like the spices most used in Indian cookery. Stuffed peppers can be quite a boring dish but if you can get very small red peppers this cold spicy version tastes delicious and looks beautiful arranged on crisp green lettuce or spinach leaves as a first course, or as one of the cold dishes at a large party. I think Basmati rice has much the best flavour and you can get it at Indian shops and delicatessens. As it is smaller it needs less cooking than normal long grain rice.
First soak the rice in cold water for at least half an hour and drain. Take just the tops off the peppers and any pips etc, from inside. Put them in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Drain and put on one side. Add
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