Sunday, November 22, 2009

Microwave Cabbage Capsicum rice

Cabbage Capsicum rice, with loads of greens is a nutritious yet simple recipe. Making cabbage capsicum rice using the microwave just makes it quicker than usual. Thank you Pallavi for this awesome recipe.

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes


Cooked rice 1 cup (250 g)
Cabbage 1 cup (200g)
Capsicum 2
Green peas (batani) 1 cup (50g)
Finely chopped onion 1
Green chillies 2
Ginger 1tsp
Refined cooking oil 2tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera/jeelakarra) 1tsp
Coriander powder (dhania powder) 1tsp
Cumin powder (jeera powder) 1tsp
Pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste

Freshly grated coconut/lemon juice to garnish
Fresh and chopped coriander to garnish


Finely chop or grate a medium sized cabbage. Chop the capsicum and slit the green chillies.

In a microwave safe dish, Add 2 tsp oil, 1 tsp jeera, a tsp of ginger, finely chopped onions, slit green chillies, a pinch of turmeric and microwave on medium heat for 3 minutes.

Once the tempering is done, add the chopped cabbage, capsicum, green peas, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder and mix well. Add a tsp oil if required and microwave for 6 minutes. Check if done, or microwave for 2 more minutes.(Most of the time, the capsicum and green peas are cooked, while cabbage takes a while.)

Once done, add to pre-cooked rice and mix well. Adjust the salt and garnish with grated coconut and chopped coriander. Instead of coconut, sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander. (Do not use lemon and coconut at the same time.)

Either way, Cabbage capsicum rice tastes awesome. Cabbage capsicum rice can be a main course dish, as well as an evening quickie when guests are home and there is something substantial to be made. With all the veggies chopped, cabbage capsicum rice takes less than 10 minutes of preparation time and is also a healthy food at the same time. We however enjoyed cabbage capsicum rice with boondi raitha, and yes it did taste amazing.

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