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Friday, July 30, 2010

Zucchini-Bell Pepper Rice

I would also call it as 'The Green Rice'.


1/2 cup White Basmati rice 
1/4 cup Brown Basmati Rice
1 cup Zucchini (grated)
1/2 Green Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
2 Green onions (chopped)
1/2 Yellow onion (diced)
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
2tsp Sambal Chilli sauce (optional)
1tsp Cumin seeds
1 Bay leaf
1 piece Cinnamon
2 Dry Red chilli (broken)
1 Black Cardamom
1 1/2 cups Water
1tbsp + 1tsp Oil
How to:
  • Soak the basmati rice for 30 mins, pressure cook along with water, salt and 1tsp oil, fluff with a fork and keep aside.

  • Heat remaining oil in a skillet, add cumin seeds through cardamom.

  • Add onions along with salt and saute until tender.

  • Then add bell pepper and half of the chopped green onions, saute for a couple of mins.

  • When the onions turn slightly brown, add zucchini and saute well for 4-5 mins.

  • Then add garam masala powder and cook for a min.

  • Add chilli sauce and cook for another min.

  • Now toss the cooked rice into the skillet and mix gently.

  • Check salt for taste and cook in low flame for a min. (You can also add freshly ground black pepper.)

  • Switch off and garnish with remaining green onions and chopped cilantro.

Serve with hot sauce and raita.


  1. hey nidhya, chanced upon your blog while surfing the web..liked your style of blogging n wonderful collection of recipes..the zucchini rice looks really nice with beautiful step by step clicks..
    glad 2 find you dear ,will b visiting often :)
    aipi (http://usmasala.blogspot.com/)

  2. hi nidhya,

    thanks for visiting my blog and for ur lovely comments...zucchini bell pepper rice looks delicious...i love zucchini but never tried with rice .. it is new to me...u have a nice collection of recipes and i bookmarked some...i liked ur quinoa biriyani ... and i love step by step preparation... keep in touch.. i will be a regular visitor of ur blog : )


  3. Thanks Satya. Do try it and let me know. So kind of you to say. Thanks again.

  4. Hi Aipi thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked my recipes. Checked your blog and its really cool to see the dishes that i crave at the restaurant.

  5. Hey nidhya, thanx a lot 4 dropping by my blog dear n the nice words.. glad u liked the naan recipe.. hope u try it n let me know how it came out..
    keep in touch n take care :)


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