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Easy to Make Capsicum Rice

Updated on October 30, 2016
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Capsicum Rice tastes great. It can be served for lunch or dinner. This dish can be made when you are inviting guests over as an extra dish. Everyone will love the taste. Children and adults alike will love this dish.

If you have to cook just for yourself, then this is the best dish to make. All you need is capsicum and onions.

Capsicum has many health benefits, so go ahead and try this Capsicum Rice. Enjoy.

Ingredients

Portions - Serves 5

Precooked - Rice 4 cups

Capsicum - 3 medium sized chopped into small pieces

Onions - 2 medium sized chopped into long strands

Curry leaves - 4 -5 in number

Mustard seeds - quarter teaspoon

Oil - 3 tablespoons (any vegetable oil)

Red Chilli Powder - half a spoon

Salt to taste

Step by Step Instructions

Heat the oil in a pan.

Add the mustard seeds, let them splutter.

Add the curry leaves and onions.

Fry the onions until light brown.

Add the capsicum and cook on low flame till the capsicum becomes tender and cooked.

Add salt, chilli powder and fry for few seconds.

Transfer from the pan to a large bowl.

Add the cooked rice.

Mix well without squashing the rice.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve hot.

Points to Remember

  1. Do not mix in hot rice. Let the rice cool down and then start the mixing.
  2. Do not squash the rice when mixing, if you squash the rice it will be difficult to mix. Gently mix.
  3. Choose different colors of capsicum to make the dish colorful!!

Health Benefits of Capsicum

Capsicum lowers cholesterol

Increases metabolism and helps to burn fat

Rich in antioxidants that prevent cells from damage

Increases resistance to the body

Lowers blood pressure

Have anti-inflammatory properties

Prevents blood from clotting

Improves digestion

Helps to prevent cancer

Please leave a comment, tell me what you think.

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

      @tazzytamar: anna-hofman-98 thank you, am so happy my recipes are of help to you.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      I love your recipes! You've given me loads of new things to try - I get so bored with 'routine meals' - my hubby is a very fussy eater, but he loves rice so I'll give this a go

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

      @aesta1: Yes!! I love them too because of the flavor they add. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love capsicum. It really gives flavour to dishes.