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Capsicum Rice

A colorful meal with a punch of essential nutrients not only for kids even for adults! Make your lunchbox meal exciting with this capsicum rice recipe.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2-3

This is one of my husband's go to lunch box meal. Even at his deep sleep if I ask him what he wants for lunch his immediate answer would be capsicum rice. I'm not a big fan of capsicum, but after trying this recipe to my shock I started liking capsicum. Make your recipe interesting by using different colored capsicums. Each colored capsicum adds unique flavor and nutrients to your dish.

Ingredients Required:

Basmati rice 1 cup
Water 2 cups
Capsicum, chopped 1-2 big
Onion, Chopped 1 medium
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Oil 1-2 tsp
Butter/ghee (Optional) 1 tsp
Peanuts/ cashew nuts (Optional) 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Salt As required

To be dry roasted and powdered:

Dry red chilies 3-4
Urad dal 1 tsp
Chana dal 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Shredded coconut 1-2 tsp


1. Cook the rice till al dente with 2 cups of water and spread it on a flat surface to cool.

2. Dry roast and powder Dry red chilies, Urad dal, chana dal, Coriander seeds and shredded coconut (fresh or dried, both can be used).

3. Heat a Pan with oil. Add mustard seeds, peanuts/ cashew nuts and allow the seeds to pop.

4. Add chopped onion and sauté until they are turn golden in color. Then add turmeric, salt, ginger garlic paste and cook until the raw flavor is gone.

5. Now add the chopped capsicum and cook for couple of minutes until they become slightly soft but still crunchy.

6. Then add the dry roasted power and mix well and you can add butter or ghee at this point.

7. Finally mix the mixture with cooked rice and box it for lunch.

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Posted by Surekha on Feb. 20, 2015, 11:36 a.m.

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Anonymous May 28, 2015, 4:55 p.m.
Turned out well for me Loving it