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Tricolour Capsicum rice

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Tricolour Capsicum rice is a variety rice made with three different colour capsicums namely green, red and yellow. It is so easy to make with less ingredients. Bell peppers are known for its attractive colour, taste and nutrients. They are rice in carotenoids, Vitamin-E and good anti-oxidants. Normally rice with pepper or bell pepper give them a mexican or spanish flavour. Mexican rice has to be marinated in onion-garlic gravy and other spices. Here I didn't use onion and garlic. I used No onion no garlic sauce to give it a different flavour.  Tricolour Capsicum rice is an easy, colourful and tasty rice that you can prepare it in a jiffy.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Rice
Cuisine Indo Mexican, South Indian
Servings 4


  • 4 cups Cooked Rice
  • 1 cup Red Bell pepper
  • 1 cup Yellow Bell pepper
  • 1 cup Green Bell pepper
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • To taste Salt
  • 1 to 2 tsp Tomato sauce

For Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds


  • Pressure cook the rice and keep aside.
  • Cut the bell pepper into two and remove the stem and the seeds inside.
  • Now chop the bell pepper into small pieces.
  • In a pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add the cumin seeds and saute for a minute.
  • Add the red chilli powder,  garam masala powder, sauce and saute for half a minute. Take care that they donot turn black.
  • Now add the chopped bell pepper and saute for five minutes. They need to be half cooked. The colour of the bell pepper should remain the same.
  • Turn off the stove and add the cooked rice. Donot mix with the spatula. It will make the rice mushy.
  • Just toss the pan. It will blend the rice with bell pepper masala.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Colourful and tasty rice is ready.



  • If you want the rice to be spicy use tomato sauce or chilli sauce instead of No onion no garlic sauce.
  • Use the same cup to measure the vegetables and cooked rice.
Keyword Bell pepper rice, Capsicum rice, Kudamilagai sadham