Peter's Baked Stuffed Onions Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ½ cup uncooked white rice
<br>- 6 large Vidalia onions
<br>- ¾ pound ground spicy pork sausage
<br>- ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
<br>- 1  egg, beaten
<br>- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
<br>- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
<br>- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
<br>- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
<br>- ½ teaspoon paprika
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).  Lightly grease a baking dish.
<br>step 2: In a saucepan bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Peel onions and slice off the tops; boil for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender but not mushy.  Drain, cool and remove the centers, leaving the shell intact.  Chop onion centers and reserve 1/2 cup.
<br>step 3: Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside, reserving drippings.  Saute green pepper and 1/2 cup chopped onion in sausage drippings.
<br>step 4: In a large bowl combine green pepper, onion, sausage, egg, 1 cup cooked rice, cream cheese, oregano and parsley.  Spoon mixture into onion shells and place in prepared dish. Combine melted butter and paprika; brush tops of onions.
<br>step 5: Cover and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.  Uncover, and bake an additional 5 minutes.
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Ingredients
- ½ cup uncooked white rice
- 6 large Vidalia onions
- ¾ pound ground spicy pork sausage
- ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon paprika

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking dish.
step 2: In a saucepan bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel onions and slice off the tops; boil for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender but not mushy. Drain, cool and remove the centers, leaving the shell intact. Chop onion centers and reserve 1/2 cup.
step 3: Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside, reserving drippings. Saute green pepper and 1/2 cup chopped onion in sausage drippings.
step 4: In a large bowl combine green pepper, onion, sausage, egg, 1 cup cooked rice, cream cheese, oregano and parsley. Spoon mixture into onion shells and place in prepared dish. Combine melted butter and paprika; brush tops of onions.
step 5: Cover and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Uncover, and bake an additional 5 minutes.

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