YES, the peppers will get soft so it won't be tough and crunchy when the stuffing is done and ready to come out of oven, if you waited until pepper was done thoroughly your filling would be ruined, so always steam the bell peppers first, then cool before you stuff with mixture and bake. :) Removing the skin would be difficult and take away the best part of pepper while being a huge mess. Without skin after being cooked they will not hold the stuffing without falling apart and then it would be just like adding bell peppers to the rice instead of stuffed peppers. Roasting the peppers is for salsa's and such, not for stuffed bell peppers. So just steam them until softened, not comepletely flimsy and they will cook the rest of the way in oven.
Edited by: I_HEART_MY_FAM at: 1/22/2013 (15:54)