GREEN BELL PEPPER FRIED RICE

Hii rice inaweza” literally translates to “this rice is bomb!” Those were the first words that came out of my mouth when I served this dish. Why go out for some fried rice when you can cook your own gourmet rice for the family. I have made some fried rice recipes on this blog and they all do not have eggs. With fried rice you can add eggs just to add an element of new flavor. It is a personal choice not to include eggs but now the next one has to have eggs to make it like the Japanese fried rice which I love too. I added only 3 spices but you can ump the flavor with chili spices like paprika, cayenne or even chilli pepper. Fried rice is always about the flavor and you can make it your own with different ingredients. From beef, fish, chicken, pork or make it vegetarian with peppers, tofu, broccoli or even cauliflower. 

INGREDIENTS

4 Cups Leftover Rice
1 Cup Onions
1 Cup Green Bell Pepper
2 Tablespoons Garam Marsala
2 Tablespoons Cumin
2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Ginger
1 Tablespoon Garlic
1/2 Bunch Cilantro
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

METHOD

Add chopped onions to pan with oil on medium high heat

Cook the onions until lightly browned and soft

Add minced ginger and garlic to the pan, fry until raw smell of garlic and ginger subsides

Add garam marsala spice

Add black pepper spice

Add cumin spice. Cook until mixed well for a few seconds

Add the boiled rice

Fry the rice with the onion, ginger garlic spice mixture until well blended

Add chopped green pepper to the rice

Green pepper not only adds crunch to the rice, but a vibrant color as well

Add chopped cilantro to the mix

Add soy sauce which will add a nutty taste and golden color to the rice

Mix all the ingredients well until they are all combined and evenly distributed

The aroma that comes out of this fried rice is just awesome! Plus the bright earthy colors make it a win!

A wooden spoonful of delicious tasty rice, who wouldn’t want a taste?

Serve the rice as is or add a stew or sauce of your choice

It is best to use left over rice since it will have absorbed moisture to prevent it from clumping up

Perfection in every bite!

GREEN BELL PEPPER FRIED RICE

Recipe by Mulunga Alukwe

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 25 Minutes

Yield: 3 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups
    Rice, left over
  • 1 Cup
    Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Garam Marsala
  • 1 Cup
    Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Garlic
  • 1/2 Bunch
    Cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons
    Vegetable Oil
  • 1/8 Teaspoon
    Salt

Cooking Directions

  1. Add chopped onions to pan with oil on medium high heat. Cook the onions until lightly browned and soft. Add minced ginger and garlic to the pan, fry until raw smell of garlic and ginger subsides
  2. Add garam marsala spice. Add black pepper spice. Add cumin spice. Cook until mixed well for a few seconds. Add the boiled rice. Fry the rice with the onion, ginger garlic spice mixture until well blended
  3. Add chopped green pepper to the rice. Green pepper not only adds crunch to the rice, but a vibrant color as well. Add chopped cilantro to the mix. Add soy sauce which will add a nutty taste and golden color to the rice
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until they are all combined and evenly distributed. The aroma that comes out of this fried rice is just awesome! Plus the bright earthy colors make it a win!
  5. Serve the rice as is or add a stew or sauce of your choice. It is best to use left over rice since it will have absorbed moisture to prevent it from clumping up

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