This fried rice is from a Sanjeev Kapoor TV show - Khana Khazana. The moment I saw this I wanted to make it as it looked very colorful and I am a sucker for One pot meals esp those with rice.So I made this one weekend and I really loved the way it turned out.This is a very simple and quick dish for a busy weeknight dinner as well!Also check out this other version of Mexican Rice I posted some time back...
Not sure if this is an authentic dish but it sure makes a great one pot meal and especially great coz its good for the lunch box too!
Rice- 1/2 cup
Colored capsicum -1/2 cup, chopped
Chili paste- 1 teaspoon
Tomato sauce- 1 teaspoon
Garlic-2 pods, chopped
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves to garnish
Cook the rice so that the grains are separate and spread on a plate and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and saute onion and garlic till the onion is soft. Add tomato and cook for a minute.
Add the chopped bell pepper, chili paste, tomato sauce.
Add salt and saute for a few minutes. I like a little crunch on the capsicum.You can cook till the capsicum is soft. Add the cooked rice and mix well.Simmer for a couple of minutes for the flavors to blend.
Remove from heat and serve...
This post is for the Cookbook Challenge of the month - December 2014, Week 1
Labels: Capsicum Recipes, CCChallenge, Flavors from across the border, KLBRice, Mexican Cuisine, Rendezvous with Rice, Step-by-step Pictorial Recipes, Vegan varieties