Bell Pepper/Capsicum Rice is a spicy variety rice preparation that can be made in a jiffy.Perfect for kids lunch boxes or potluck dinners, this deliciously crunchy rice preparation is a big hit!
Flavorful and delicious on its own and can be had as a complete meal in itself, or if you so prefer, you can pair it with a raita of your choice.
Are Bell Peppers and Capsicum the same?
The large, mild form is called bell pepper, or by color or both (green pepper, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, etc.) in North America and South Africa, sweet pepper or simply pepper in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Malaysia, but typically called capsicum in Australia, India, New Zealand and Singapore.
What is the difference between bell peppers?
Yellow, orange, and red bell peppers are sweeter and less bitter than green ones. Non-green peppers have a shorter shelf life and are typically more expensive. Red bell peppers have 11 times more beta-carotene, twice as much vitamin C, and 10 times more vitamin A than green bell peppers, which are harvested earlier.
How to choose, store and prepare bell peppers?
Bell Peppers come from the capsicum family and are available all year round with peak season being July through September.They are often associated with Mediterranean cuisine and add a vibrancy and sweetness to many dishes. Read all about how to choose, store and prepare bell peppers in my blog post here.
Are bell peppers good for you?
Red, Orange, and Yellow Bell Peppers are full of great health benefits—they’re packed with vitamins and low in calories! They are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. Bell Peppers also contain a healthy dose of fiber, folate, and iron.
Are bell peppers anti-inflammatory?
Bell peppers—especially the bright-red ones—are high in antioxidants and low in starch. Similar to spicy peppers, sweet bell peppers contain the chemical compound capsaicin, which is known to help reduce inflammation and potentially even pain.
Bell Pepper/ Capsicum Rice Recipe
4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories447
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 5g 8%
- Saturated Fat 3g 15%
- Sodium 190mg 8%
- Potassium 382mg 11%
- Total Carbohydrate 89g 30%
- Dietary Fiber 7g 29%
- Sugars 8g
- Protein 9g 18%
- Vitamin A 57%
- Vitamin C 136%
- Calcium 5%
- Iron 11%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Links to my other recipes using bell peppers/capsicum
- Red Bell Pepper Coconut Chutney
- Green Bell Pepper Chutney
- Bell Pepper Bhaji
- Carrot Paniyaram
- Spicy Chinese Style Mussel Fry
- Kadai Mushroom
- Sweet and Sour Lychee Chicken
- Thai Spring Rolls
- Thai Style Spicy Chicken Fry
- Hoisini style Spicy Chicken
- Mushroom Tikka Masala
- Spinach and Prawn Gravy (Malabar Style)
- Chicken Shawarama
- Spicy Skewered Prawns
The Bottom Line
Bell peppers are in season now, make the best use of the harvest and try some amazing recipes with them this season. Do you want to know what else is in season now, click here to find out more!
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Looks great! I can’t handle alot of spice… but I do love a flavourful dish.
Thank you. You can always tweak the spices to your taste, maybe half the quantity mentioned in the post, if you can’t handle spicy . Hope that helps!
This looks really good! I’ll be trying it.
Thank you. Do give us your feedback on how it turned out for you, always encouraging to hear from our readers.
Oooh…that looks really good! I’m making rice right now, but not as fancy as this…
Thank you.Pin it for for later, you can always give it a try. Here is the link :https://www.pinterest.com/pin/565412928222056707/?nic_v2=1a41OkD6s
This recipe looks awesome! I love anything with peppers in the hotter the better!
Yay! then you are sure going to love this one, it has got peppers & is spicy 🙂 Enjoy!
This looks delicious and I happen to have all these ingredients at home! Will have to add to our menu cycle next week.
Thank you. That makes me so happy to hear that, you added my recipe on your menu list this week. Yes, this recipe requires just the basic ingredients, yet turns out delicious and is so easy to prepare. Enjoy!
Looks flavorful and delish!
Yum!! This looks delish!!
Thank you 🙂
I love your recipes, the flavors and spices are delicious.
Thank you, so appreciate your kind words.Please, do give them a try sometime, they are tried and tested recipes and truly delicious! 🙂
I’m deadly allergic to bell peppers (which is sad because they’re amazing), but my mom loves them. I’ll have to pass this on to her.
So sorry to hear that. Thank you, so appreciate you sharing my recipe with your mom.
We love bell peppers and this looks so yummy!
Thank you, for your kind words. It tastes delicious, do give it a try.
I like that peppers are an anti-inflammatory. I guess I’ll be making this recipe in the near future.
Yes, they are packed with health benefits, anti inflammatory being one of them. Enjoy making the recipe. Thank you, for your kind words 🙂
Sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to try this!
Thank you. Do share your feedback with us when you do, would love to hear how it turned out for you!
I’m a picky eater and that looks and sounds amazing!!!
You will love it and it is so easy to make.Enjoy!
Simple and easy – and get to use some of the last peppers of the garden season!
What better way than to use home grown peppers in our own recipes, right? Enjoy!
Sending the recipe to my husband so he can make it!
Thank you. I am sure he will enjoy the recipe, do share your feedback with us on how it went, would love to hear it.
This sounds delicious. It’s going on my must try list for this week.
Thank you.That is so encouraging to hear & I am sure you will love it when you do. Enjoy!
This looks amazing and I love the range of spices that you have in the dish. Delicious!
Thank you, for your kind words. Yes, our meal is not complete without a touch of spices in our dishes, I hope you enjoy it too. You can always tweak the spice level to suit your taste.
I love the taste of Red peppers. They make everything taste better!
Totally agree with you on that! I use in them in many of my recipes, check them out in my blog post , if you enjoy bell peppers.
Sounds yum! Thank you!
You are most welcome!
This looks delicious!!!!