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Rice stuffed capsicum

rice stuffed capsicum

My husband usually comes for the lunch. When I opened the refrigerator I found nothing except for the bell peppers and tomatoes. I was wondering what to make and I thought I could try something different which is very simple too. I tried this rice stuffed inside the capsicum and it came out very well. The tomato and mint flavored rice along with capsicum gives an awesome taste 🙂

Preparation time : 50 minutes
No of servings: 2
Spice level: 3 out of 5


  • Bell peppers-4
  • Cinnamon stick-1/2″
  • Cloves-2
  • Bay leaves-1
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Onion-1(medium size finely chopped)
  • Tomatoes-3( finely chopped)
  • Mint leaves-1/3 cup
  • Coconut milk-1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves- 3 tbsp
  • Basmathi rice-1 cup
  • Water-1 1/4 cup
  • Oil-2 tbsp
  • Salt-to taste

Ingredients to grind:

  • Green chillies-4(according to the spice level)
  • Ginger-1″
  • Garlic-3 cloves

Method of preparation:

  1. Soak the rice in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the rice and fry it for 3 minutes with little ghee.
  3. Make a paste of green chillies, ginger and garlic.
  4. Heat oil in a pan add cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves.
  5. Then add the cumin seeds followed by the ground paste.
  6. Add the onions and fry till they become translucent.
  7. Then add the chopped tomatoes and fry till they become soft(for just 10 minutes).
  8. Add the mint leaves and fry for 10 minutes.
  9. Then add 2 tbsp of coriander leaves, coconut milk, rice and required salt.
  10. Add 1 1/4 cup of water and keep it in a rice cooker.
  11. Cook it till it is 95% done.
  12. In the meantime cut the top of the bell pepper and remove the seeds inside.
  13. Put the bell peppers in water and boil it till they become soft.
  14. Then take the bell peppers and stuff it with the cooked rice.
  15. Put 1/4 tsp of ghee on top of it and repeat the same for all the bell peppers.
  16. Preheat oven to 400F and bake the bell peppers for 7 to 8 minutes.
  17. Remove it from the oven and serve hot with raita.

rice stuffed capsicum


  1. Very nice idea of stuffing capsicum..looks so delicious and tempting 🙂

  2. Nice presentation!

  3. Rice stuffed capsicum looks very delicious and good!

  4. This looks wow!!! I have an award for u!

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  6. Luks awesome…..

  7. Arthi,

    Rice stuffed caspsicum, looks yummy.

  8. That looks awesome..never thought of stuffing with rice 🙂

  9. innovative idea of stuffing rice in capsicum!
    elegant presentation!

  10. Capsicum stuffed with rice sounds wonderful, delicious…

  11. It looks fabulous..Nice idea!

  12. Thank you friends for your encouraging comments 🙂

  13. what a novel idea! looks awesome!!

  14. Thank you Rupali !!

  15. this looks so tempting

  16. Thank you Preety 🙂

  17. very good dish looking very tempting

    • Thank you !!

  18. Great idea!! Should try once..

    • Thank you!!!