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Pepper Capsicum Rice


Pepper Capsicum Rice

Capsicum rice is easy to make and is a perfect lunch box recipe.I love to try different variations with rice dishes and many of the rice recipes around are no fail recipes and you can experiment with a variety of flavors.Capsicum definitely has its own unique flavor but it combines well garam masala, cumin or fresh herbs. Here I have used a combination of capsicum/bell pepper with fresh ground black pepper. 


Ingredients

Cooked Basmathi rice- 2 cups
Bell Pepper/Capsicum chopped- 1 cup
( I have used a combination of red, yellow and green)
Chopped celery- 1/3 cup
Chopped spring onion- 1/3 cup
Chopped onion-1 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Fresh ground pepper- 1 1/2 tsp
(adjust according to your taste)
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Lemon juice-1/2 lemon
Butter/ Ghee- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Heat Ghee/butter in a pan and add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute. Add crushed black pepper and fry for a few seconds. Now add chopped onion and saute till it changes color, Next goes in chopped celery,bell peppers and white part of spring onion. Saute for two to three minutes and finally add rice, garam masala, green part of spring onion,salt and lemon juice. Saute and combine well. Serve the rice with raitha and papad or with any spicy veg or non veg curry.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy

Comments

  1. Delicious flavorful rice..Colour kandittu kothivarunnu!!

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  2. Looks yummy! Beautiful mix of colours!

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  3. Delicious looking rice...Love the addition of pepper here...

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  4. Wow.. the rice looks so yummy and colorful :D

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  5. Lovely colors in there ~ nice flavorful rice!
    USMasala

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  6. looks delicious and super colorful....

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  7. Wow.. the rice looks yummy and colourful...

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  8. Pepper capsicum rice looks to be super tasty and inviting. Very colorful as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Suja dear..I am feeling very hungry now..Pls pass be that wonderful platter.

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  10. wow rice looks yummy and delicious ..... plz accept the awards from my blog ....
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  11. Delicious platter Suja, colourful and tempting

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  12. Colorful rice with yummy flavor..

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  13. Mmm..making me hungry dear..Thats a great combo with capsicum and pepper.Very rich and colourful to tempt.

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  14. Delicious and colorful recipe.. looks awesome :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  15. look so yummy!! I am collecting rice recipes & now this is the one I am going to try next....following you....

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  16. Looks very colorful and delicious

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  17. Delicious and like the attracting colour of the rice. Also I tried your mambala pachadi which came out really nice. Thanks!

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  18. Looks very colourful and full of flavours!!

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  19. Flavourful rice, super inviting and delicious..

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    Please unfollow the previous URL and follow me on my present URL for my latest updates for your valued suggestions and comments on my post !!Hope you will cooperate..
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  21. colourful and delicious rice, combo of great flavours..

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  22. Wow, that rice looks so delectable! Love the colors and I love that it is healthy too :)

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  23. hi suja, pepper capsicum rice ? wow! i have to try this recipe.. the carrots adds brightness to the already colorful rice...
    nice to see, great to eat :)

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  24. Wonderful, yummy and flavourful rice. Feel like having it now.

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  25. Very colourful rice...it must be yummy too.

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  26. Love capsicum rice very much! Nice recipe,looks colourful!

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  27. nammude sthalathu nadanna school bus apakadam arinjo, jyothi nilayam school bus anu apakadathil pettathu..........

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  28. yum and perfect! celery and spring onion missing in my veg box now. otherwise could've tried it right away!

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  29. colourful and easy recipe..will try

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  30. Hi Suja,this is a Superb Pepper Capsicum Rice recipe with a colourful click.Luv it really.Thanks for sharing and dropping in.

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  31. am trying this tonite...will let you know, Kitchen Queen!!

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