Bell Pepper Rice

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.

Bell Pepper Rice
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. Serve hot with chips.

Bell Pepper Rice

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisineandhra
  • Yield4~6 Serving s 4~6 Serving
  • Cooking Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time55 minutesPT0H55M

Ingredients

Basmati Rice - soaked for at least 30 mins
2 cups
Bell Peppers - chopped into pieces (I used one each of red, yellow, orange & green peppers)
4 1-inchs
Red Onion - medium, chopped
1
Tomato puree
3 tbsp
Biryani Masala paste (I used Patak's brand) (optional)
1 tbsp
Garam Masala powder (I used MTR brand)
1 tsp
Red Chili powder
1 tsp
Salt
to taste
Spices:
Shah Jeera
1/2 tsp
Cinnamon stick - piece
1'
Cloves
3
Cardamom
2
Bay leaves
2

Steps

  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.
Bell Pepper Rice

Serve hot with chips.

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