Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Quick Capsicum Rice

I often get confused what to pack for lunch for my kid. Variety rice is quite ideal for lunch boxes and kids too prefer them.My aunt used to make capsicum rice and it tasted lovely in spite of few ingredients.From then,this rice became my favorite and I make it regularly.Here is the quick capsicum rice which is very easy to prepare and tastes really good too.You can have it with a simple raita or potato curry or any roasted vegetable.You can also try it with colored bell peppers.

Preparation time:25 minutes
Serves :2

Cooked rice- made from 1 cup of rice
Capsicum(chopped)-3 nos
Chopped onion-1
Jeera-1 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp( adjust to your need)
Salt-to taste
Oil-  2 tbsp
Coriander leaves- to garnish
Roasted bread cut into squares- 2 slices(optional)

1.Cook the rice in such a way they don't stick to each other( 1 cup rice- 2 cups water and 3 whistles in pressure cooker).
2.Heat oil in a kadai,add jeera and after it splutters add onion and sauté .
3. After the onion turns transparent , add chopped capsicum, salt and chilli powder and sauté again.
4.When the capsicum turns soft, add cooked rice and mix well.
5. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and roasted bread slices and serve hot with raita or potato curry.

*If you want it spicy, you can add split green chillies when sautéing onions.
*A pinch of garam masala at the end will enhance the flavour,but optional as capsicum itself gives a nice flavour to the rice.

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