I find myself making one pot meals very frequently these days. It is mainly to adapt to the busy schedule. These meals are easy to make and also help use up my pantry items.
I made this simple delicious rice last week. I had some left over dal from previous day. So I thought it would be a great combination. I used red bellpepper (red capsicum) which is milder compared to green ones. Green ones also can be used for a stronger flavor. The saffron and cumin seeds give a nice flavor to the rice.
1 cup basmati rice
1 tea spn cumin seeds
8-10 strands saffron soaked in 1 tbl spn warm milk
1/2 cup bellpepper (capsicum)
A pinch turmeric
1 tea spn chopped garlic
1/2 cup onion
4 green chillies
Heat ghee and add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom. Then add cumin seeds, onion, garlic. Fry till the onions turn brownish.
Add capsicum, rice, green chillies, salt, turmeric. Fry for 2-3mins.
Add salt, about 2 cups water (approx). Cover and cook till 3/4th done.
Open the lid and add the saffron milk. Mix well. Close and cook till done.
Serve hot on its own or with a simple dal.
Serves : 2
Preparation time : 20mins
22 thoughts on “Capsicum-Cumin Rice With Saffron”
This looks delightful…I too love to make these one pot dishes for a quick dinners
Can imagine the aroma wafting through the kitchen!
Quick rice and goes well with any curry. sounds flavorful!
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Great pic. rice grains look well cooked yet …
Did the bell peppers have an overpowering effect (given their nature) on the overall dish so that the saffron flavor wasn’t evident, or did you get flavors from both while eating?
Since I used red bellpepper which is not very strong, we could get the flavors of both.
rice looks delicious,..
I can smell the flavour from your picture…and now Iam off to read your recipe..
wow, looks wonderful!
i love your website and always love to experiment with your version of konkani dishes.. great work.. keep it up…in this recipe can you please tell me when to add cumin??i think you forgot to mention it..
The grainy rice looks very pleasing…..
This is making me hungry-it’s lunch time where I live (Florida). Superb dish!
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Shud we soak the rice in water before cooking?
No, just wash it