Unstuffed Stuffed Peppers
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a couple of turns of olive oil to the pan and brown and crumble the sausage, but do not crumble to fine. Then add the garlic, peppers and onions and cook to tender-crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir a minute. Next, stir in the wine and then the tomato sauce. Add a few leaves of torn basil. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer a few minutes to combine the flavors.
  2. Cook the rice in the stock about 17 minutes. Then stir in the butter and cheese and remove from the heat. Serve the butter-and-cheese rice in shallow bowls topped with the sausage and peppers. Garnish with parsley and serve.