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…

Note:

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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