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Capsicum Fried Rice

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I just returned from a short vacation and still in the memories of those days and of course I was very tired. So I thought not to spend much time in kitchen today and take rest as much as possible. I left only few capsicums in fridge before going to vacation and they helped me to prepare a quick capsicum fried rice for lunch to day.

Do you know capsicums are fruits by any chance? yes, they are and they can be eaten raw form or cooked. Capsicums have very attractive colour among which red capsicums are high in vitamins and minerals than the other capsicums. They also differ in taste slightly from other capsicums. This capsicum fried rice derives the taste from all green, red and yellow capsicums.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: <10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2


Capsicum / Bell pepper – 1 cup, finely chopped (I used green, red and yellow colours)

Rice – 1 cup

Ginger Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Green chillies – 2 minced

Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Light soy sauce – 1 teaspoon

Coriander leaves – 1 string, for garnishing, Optional

Olive oil – 3 teaspoon


1) Wash the rice and cook it using pressure cooker or microwave. Once cooked allow it to cool.

2) In a pan, heat oil and when it is hot, add minced ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for few seconds.

3) Add chopped onions and saute till they are translucent.

4) Add chopped capsicums and sprinkle little water to cook them.

5) When capsicum is cooked and soft, add soy sauce and salt. Stir well for a minute.

6) Turn the flame to low and add rice. Mix it very gently.

7) Make sure not to break the rice and remove from heat.

8) Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Saraswathi Ganeshan

Looks very colourful, I used to add spice powder to this. Thanks for sharing.

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Colorful and easy preparation!!


Looks colorful and delicious.


looks delicious and colorful !! well presented

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Umm Mymoonah

I love the flavour of capsicum in any savoury food, your crisp looking pictures makes me feel really hungry. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook ๐Ÿ™‚

Vimitha Durai

Colorful and yummy rice… Nice clicks.

khushi ( a girl's diary)

colorful and flavorful too Uma
Nice presentation ๐Ÿ™‚


Beautiful clicks dear…friedrice looks delicious…


Nice clicks and a quick recipe too. Hope you had a great vacation. Happy to be your follower. Do stop by mine when you find time.

Kaveri Venkatesh

Love the cute and colorful capsicum rings on top of the rice..beautiful click..nice recipe

Lavanya Selvaraj

Looks very colorful and yummy.

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Jeyashris Kitchen

perfect lunch box recipe and beautiful presentation


Nice recipe when we do not have much vegetables in stock..
Reg ur ques on Vegetables-Hongkong style,
Though Lemon can be substituted instead of Vinegar in many recipes, I dont think the same will work out here. Chilli Sauce, Soy Sauce and Vinegar are mostly used in every chinese cuisine.. May be you can try avoiding vinegar.


Wow.. this looks so colorful and yummy ๐Ÿ˜€

Sangeetha M

looks so colorful n tempting rice…very nice presentation n lovely clicks…
thank you Uma for your sweet words n concern…

Reshmi Mahesh

Delicious looking fried rice..beautiful clicks..


Colourful looking rice..


Colorful and yummy rice…


Colourful, lovely and looks yum..First time in your site and loved it and you have a new follower. Do visit my blog sometime…



Uma – thanks for this recipe. We tried it tonight and it was a success – even with my son who is rather picky when it comes to the food I prepare (and assumes if he likes something that my husband has cooked it). In "my" version of the dish I also added raisins and peanuts – which worked very well for us.


Hi uma,

I tried this recipe this week… it was very easy to prepare and it was a little less spicy for my husband's palate however, I loved it… it would be gr8 if you could let me know how to make it more spicy ..


wow am a big of bell peppers n this is so good n yumm..