Capsicum Corn Rice / Corn Bellpepper Rice- LunCh Box Recipes

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             This rice is the combination of corn and capsicum, both are delicious vegetables , rich in nutrients like vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.  This flavorful rice is a one pot meal , great to pack for lunch box. Good accompanient for this rice is raita or appalam or potato chips.
  
    Ingredients

          2/3 Cup of Cooked Rice
          2 Green Capsicum or Bell Pepper
          1/2 Cup of Corn, Frozen
          1 Large Onion, Finely chopped
          2 Medium Size Tomatoes, Finely chopped
          1 Green Chilly , Finely chopped
          1 Tsp of Ginger – Garlic Paste
          1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
          2 Tsp of  Sambhar Powder
          1 Tsp of Garam Masala Powder
          2 Tbsp of Chopped Cilantro / Coriander Leaves
          Salt as needed

    To Temper
 
          2-3 Tsp of Oil / Ghee
          1 Tsp of Mustard
          1 Tsp of Urad Dal
          Few Sprig of Curry leaves

    Method

  • Wash and soak rice in water for 30 mins. Drain the water completely. In a pressure cooker, cook the rice by adding 2 Cups of water for 3 whistles. Once it done, switch off the stove.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves, after they sizzle, add chopped onion,  green chilly and salt, fry for 2 mins until it turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, saute this for a min until raw smell vanishes.
  • In a medium flame, add turmeric powder, sambhar powder and garam masala, saute this for another 1 min.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, saute well with masala until oil separates.
  • Add chopped green capsicum and frozen corn, saute well with the masala, just sprinkle little water and cover the pan and cook it for 2-3 mins. Don’t overcook the vegetables as it loses the nutrients.
  • Check the salt and switch off the stove.
  • Gently mix the veggie and the boiled rice. You can add some little butter or ghee at this stage, gives a nice flavor.
  • Finally garnish it with chopped cilantro.
  • Hot capsicum corn rice is ready.

             
    Tips         

  • Serve hot with raita or potato chips.
  • You can use red or yellow capsicum instead of green.
  • You can use garlic cloves instead of ginger garlic paste.
  • Adjust spicy taste according to your taste buds.

    Health Benefits of corn and capsicum

  • Bell peppers/ capsicum rich in vitamin A, C 
  • Both are rich in dietary fiber.
  • Bell peppers and corn  are loaded with antioxidants.
  • Corn rich in folic acid.
  • Corn controls diabetes. reduces hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer 

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