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Mar 18, 2008

Capsicum Rice with Multi-Colored Peppers

I used to prepare capsicum rice only with green bell peppers. Later I added all the colors of bell peppers, as I wanted to add more color to this rice item. It really tasted yummy and looked so picturesque.

Here is the recipe to prepare the multi-colored capsicum rice.

  • 3 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 or 3 cloves of Garlic
  • ¼ cup Green Peas
  • 1 small Potato
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 4 ½ cups Water
  • Salt to taste


Wash the rice well and soak in water for 30 minutes. Cut all the peppers and the onion length wise into thin strips. Peel the skin of potato and cut into cubes. Finely chop the tomato and the garlic.

In a microwave-safe bowl, add the oil along with all the chopped veggies and cumin seeds and green peas and sprinkle a little water.

Then cover the bowl and run the microwave for 10 minutes or until the vegetables appear cooked and all the water is absorbed.

Transfer these vegetables to a microwave rice cooker (available in stores) and add the soaked rice after draining all the water. Finally add the black pepper powder and mix well.

Add the required water and then add the salt to taste. Cook the rice till done (for 20 minutes or depending on individual microwaves.

Serve hot with raitha or plain yogurt and some potato chips, if desired.

This multi-colored capsicum rice goes to Srivalli, who has been hosting the wonderful event, “MEC: Rice”.


FH said... [Reply]

Beautiful Uma. I love those colorful peppers, makes everything looks so delicious.Great entry for MW Rice!:)

Meera said... [Reply]

Looks so beautiful, Uma! Wonderful entry!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

That is a very colorful looking Capsicum Rice and great idea to do it in the MW.

Rama said... [Reply]

Nice entry....nice pictures......

Dhivya said... [Reply]

hey uma,,,mid blowing rice girl...innovative idea and nice pics

kamala said... [Reply]

Colorful rice and looks yummy too.

Kalai said... [Reply]

So colorful and healthy! Love this idea, Uma! :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

that looks so colourful!!! good idea of using differemt coloured bell pepper for the rice...

Cham said... [Reply]

Wow,looks so colourful Uma. Wonderful Entry

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Sure adds nice color to the dish! And also slightly varied flavor as each colored pepper tastes different from the others. Looks great, Uma!

Mansi said... [Reply]

Colorful and tasty, and done in a m/w! what more could one ask for?:)

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Color looks awesome :).... Nice entry...must be taty ummmmm ......

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

iam drooling Uma..lovely..beautifull,colourfull,tempting...what else i could say? hope so it was " hit " in your home.

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Uma, the rice looks so delicious and colorful. I am hungry just looking at it.

Unknown said... [Reply]

the rice looks colourful n delicious..easy to prepare too..

Trupti said... [Reply]

Nice entry Uma..rice looks delicious & easy to make..nice pics

Rajesh &Shankari said... [Reply]

Easy recipe, colorful & I am sure your family loved it!

KonkaniBlogger said... [Reply]

Looks really colorful and am sure was yummy..I love capsicum rice..Will try in microwave next time..Cool recipe :)..

Annu said... [Reply]

Wow that's colourful Uma.Will try this for sure,I like bell pepper...this is new to me.....

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

Very colorful and yummy!

Rachel said... [Reply]

The colours make it even more tempting!

jayasree said... [Reply]

So colorful. Cooking in MW must have helped to retain the color of the peppers. Nice entry for the event.

Srivalli said... [Reply]

Thanks for the lovely colourful dish..glad you could join me for the party

Unknown said... [Reply]

that surely is a colourful dish:)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wow...your dish looks really appetising!!!!Great pics too.

Raks said... [Reply]

Looks appealing! I love the colours!!

Prema Sundar said... [Reply]

Love capsicum rice ... have tried this recently and loved it. using different colour peppers is sure attractive.

Rosie said... [Reply]

Oh this is beautiful Uma! What fab colours and I bet it tastes great too mmmm...

Rosie x

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Looks tempting... Awesome recipe... Have bookmarked to try this..

Unknown said... [Reply]

Hello Uma, Colorful entry, loved your picsw:) The fenugreek buttermilk I made came out real good:) will post it sometime:) My husband had a mouth sore and this was anice treat (without the added chillies ofcourse:) ,...I am adding you to my blogroll ok:)

Sagari said... [Reply]

rice looks so colorfull uma

Finla said... [Reply]

Delicious. I love capsicum, but everytime i eat them iget headache.
I have tried removing the skin and cooking them with etc........... still get the head ache so have stopped using them

Unknown said... [Reply]

Hey Uma,

Love the colors. I remember you making it when you were in DC. Mouth watering.


Kamatchi said... [Reply]

hi.. i prepared this rice in normal way instead of microwave cooker and it came out well.... thank u!!


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