Peppered Carrot-Capsicum rice

A couple of days ago,I was bored of having a regular Indian lunch.I wanted something different and my taste buds craves for something spicy!I was surprised that I even wanted to eat anything spicy!May be it was the weather..Anyway,I prepared a quick rice dish in the microwave and enjoyed a lovely lunch of piping hot peppered carrot-capsicum rice!.

I used:

Rice-1 cup
Carrot-1 small,grated
Capsicum-1 ,small,chopped
Onion-1,small,finely sliced
Ginger-garlic paste-1 teaspoon
Curry leaves- a few
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil-1 teaspoon

  1. Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.After 15 minutes drain and keep aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl put in oil,cumin seeds,ginger garlic paste,onion,curry leaves,carrot and capsicum and mix.
  3. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or till the onion is translucent.
  4. To the same bowl add 2 cups water,rice,salt and pepper.
  5. Microwave on high,covered, for 10 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  6. Stir twice in between.Let it stand for a couple of minutes before you remove the bowl from the microwave.
  7. Serve hot with tomato sauce or gravy.

Piping hot peppered carrot capsicum rice served with tomato sauce...

The timing may vary due to the quantity cooked,voltage etc.Adjust accordingly.

I had some leftover after the lunch and served it to hubby in the evening.He likes to have something with tea and I prefer that he takes something healthy rather than store brought snacks.He did enjoy it and even asked for a second helping!

Try it out,your family is sure to enjoy it...

Happy cooking...

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