Preparation / Directions:
Cut a thin slice from stem end of each pepper; remove seeds and membranes; rinse. Cook peppers 5 minutes in enough boiling water to cover; drain. Season inside of peppers with 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper; set aside.
Combine rice, beans, corn, onion, walnuts, chiles, liquid smoke, cumin and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon 1 cup rice mixture into each pepper; stand upright in 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Cover pan with foil; bake at 350F F. for 20 minutes. Remove cover, sprinkle peppers with cheese. Cook an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with jalapeno pepper slices.
Microwave Oven Instructions: Cut a thin slice from the stem end of each pepper; remove seeds and membrane and rinse. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper; set upside down on a paper towel to drain.
Combine rice, corn, onion, walnuts, chiles, liquid smoke, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in 13x9-inch microproof casserole. Cook on HIGH 2 minutes. Spoon 1 cup mixture into each pepper; place them back in casserole.
Pour 1/4-inch water in bottom of dish. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) for 7 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle cheese on top of each pepper. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute. Garnish with jalapeno pepper slices.