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I made this bell pepper rice for today’s lunch. It is a very easy one-pot dish, great for a weeknight dinner too. I bought a bag of gourmet bell peppers from BJs, I used half of them in this dish.

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Bell Pepper Rice
Course main course
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice - soaked for at least 30 mins
  • 4 1 - inchs Bell Peppers - chopped into pieces (I used one each of red, yellow, orange & green peppers)
  • 1 Red Onion - medium, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Masala Biryani paste (I used Patak's brand) (optional)
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder (I used MTR brand)
  • 1 tsp Chili powder Red
  • to taste Salt
Spices:
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera Shah
  • 1 Cinnamon ' stick - piece
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 2 Bay leaves
Course main course
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice - soaked for at least 30 mins
  • 4 1 - inchs Bell Peppers - chopped into pieces (I used one each of red, yellow, orange & green peppers)
  • 1 Red Onion - medium, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Masala Biryani paste (I used Patak's brand) (optional)
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder (I used MTR brand)
  • 1 tsp Chili powder Red
  • to taste Salt
Spices:
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera Shah
  • 1 Cinnamon ' stick - piece
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 2 Bay leaves
Bell Pepper Rice
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker, add all the spices and saute for 30 seconds until they are fragrant. Add onions and fry until reddish brown.
  2. Add peppers and increase the flame to medium high. Fry the peppers till they turn slightly brown around the edges, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add tomato puree, biryani masala paste (if using), garam masala, red chili powder and salt; mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add rice along with 2 1/2 cups of water (thats the measure I use for my basmati rice, it might change depending on the type of rice you are using). Cover and cook for 2 whistles on medium-high flame, should take about 8-10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Serve hot with chips.

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5 thoughts on “Bell Pepper Rice”

  1. looks perfect in color and texture..i was serching for a simple lunch recipe..This could do i guess..IBW where are you in NJ

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