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Capsicum Quinoa Pulao

by Divi

In Indian circles this dish is typically done with rice and is called capsicum rice. This time I made this recipe with quinoa as I am trying to reduce the overall rice intake for my family, but feel free to use rice or cauliflower rice when you make it.

One evening, when I was not more than 4 years old, my mom had prepared capsicum rice for dinner. I turned up my nose and proclaimed to my mom that I was not going to eat capsicum rice. Without getting upset, my mom informed me that it was too bad, since this was my grandfather’s favorite dish. Having a serious case of FOMO I asked for a large helping of capsicum rice and loved it from my first bite. Capsicum rice was cooked frequently in my home and every time mom made this meal I looked forward to it. I am grateful my mom used reverse psychology on me to help me appreciate this dish. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Capsicum Quinoa Pulao

In Indian circles this dish is typically done with rice and is called capsicum rice. This time I made this recipe with quinoa as I am trying to reduce the… Flavored Rice & Fried Foods Capsicum Quinoa Pulao European Print This
Serves: 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 to 1 Whole Dried Red Chili
  • 2 inch piece Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Whole Black Pepper
  • 1 Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup Onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups Cooked Quinoa (use rice or rice alternative per your preference. Day old cooked quinoa or rice is easier to work with for this dish)

Instructions

  1. Toast and grind cumin, coriander, dried chillies, cinnamon, cloves, and pepper
  2. Heat oil in a pan
  3. Add onions and sauté until they are soft and translucent
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few minutes
  5. Add ground masala and sauté
  6. Add green pepper and sauté until soft and cooked
  7. Add cooked quinoa and mix well
  8. Add lemon juice, ghee, and salt to taste
  9. Garnish with cilantro

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