Broccoli Almondine Rice in Pepper Cups

4 med. red, yellow or green bell peppers
Salt and black pepper
1 med. leek, white and light green part thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 pkg. (4.6 oz.) Uncle Ben's Country Inn Brand Rice Dishes 10 minute recipes Broccoli Almondine
1-1/4 cup water

Cut off tops of peppers to make cups. Remove seeds and membranes. Coarsely chop pepper tops; set aside. Cook peppers in large pan of boiling water 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Remove pepper cups from water and drain well. Sprinkle inside of each with salt and pepper to taste. Cook leek in butter in medium saucepan 2 to 3 minutes. Remove packet of almonds from package; set aside. Add water and contents of rice and seasoning packets to saucepan; stir. Bring to a boil. Cover tightly and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in chopped bell pepper. Cover and let stand until all water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fill pepper cups with rice. Sprinkle with contents of almond packet.

Makes 4 servings

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