Brown Rice & Bell Pepper Pulao

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 medium size green bell peppers
  • or
  • 1 green and 1 sweet pepper ( Red / Orange) chopped fairly small
  • 1 Jalapeno chilli or the amount to suit your taste
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • Cilantro (I like a lot of it)
  • 1/4 tsp of jeera
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. olive or canola oil
  • 3 Tbsps shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  1. Cook and set aside the brown rice with 1/2 tsp of salt according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan and toss in the jeera.
  3. Once it changes color, add the onions and chopped jalapeno chillies and saute for about 3 to 5 mins.
  4. Add the chopped bell peppers and continue to saute. The veggies should not be too soft.
  5. The flavor is best when the peppers are still a bit crisp.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and add the chopped cilantro.
  7. Toss this mixture with the cooked rice and shredded cheese while still warm and serve immediately.
  8. Serves 2 as a main course.

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