Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Capsicum Rice

Capsicum rice is one another simple rice that is made the same way we prepare Carrot Rice. The flavor of capsicum makes your rice so delicious. Try adding multi colored capsicums for enhanced taste.


Rice/Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 (small size)
Capsicum/Bell Pepper - 1 (you can also use multi colors for a colorful rice)
Salt, Hing, Turmeric Powder as per taste
Corriander leaves to garnish
Optional - Roasted cashews/Peanuts, Cooked corn/peas

To Temper

Oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, channa dal, curry leaves, green chillies (as per taste)

  1. Cook the rice and allow it to cool down a bit.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, temper with the ingredients given. Add onions and fry till they become translucent. (adding a pinch of salt will make the process quick)
  3. Add chopped capsicum, turmeric powder and required salt, saute until capsicum is 3/4 done.
  4. Add in the roasted peanuts/cashews or cooked corn/peas. This is totally optional, but they add extra flavor to the rice. Finally add cooked rice and chopped coriander leaves, mix everything well together
** you can also use a tablespoon of the Rice Mix Powder to get a nice aroma and taste 

 Nutritional Information

We know that capsicums are available in beautiful colors like green, red and yellow colors. They have various names like capsicum, bell peppers, chilli peppers etc in various countries. Eating capsicum helps in keeping the skin clear, prevents rashes and pimples. Eating capsicum speeds up the metabolism and helps burn more calories aiding weight loss. Capsicum is rich in vitamin A and C. Consumption of the variety of the colored peppers are recommended in order to benefit from all the nutrients.

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