Cheesy Pepper Rice, Mexican Cheesy Pepper Rice

Cheesy Pepper Rice, Mexican Cheesy Pepper Rice

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However much we might love our traditional rice-dishes like pulao , khichdi and biryani , there are times when we want to welcome dishes from other parts of the world onto our dining table! When in the mood for international cuisine, try out this delectable Cheesy Pepper Rice.


With the right combination of veggies, the rich flavour of chillies and garlic, and loads of cheese, this dish has an awesome flavour and texture that appeal to young and old alike! Enjoy this Mexican delicacy hot and fresh.

Cheesy Pepper Rice, Mexican Cheesy Pepper Rice recipe - How to make Cheesy Pepper Rice, Mexican Cheesy Pepper Rice

Soaking Time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Rice
1 cup long grained rice (basmati) , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
3 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup sliced onions
3/4 cup sliced capsicum (green , red and yellow)
2 tbsp roughly chopped dry kashmiri red chillies
1 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1/4 cup grated processed cheese

Method
For the rice

    For the rice
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the rice and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  2. Add 3 cups of water, mix gently and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the kashmiri red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Combine the sautéed red chillies, garlic and 2 tbsp of water in a mixer and blend till coarse. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chilli-garlic coarse paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the rice, little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot garnished with cheese.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy323 cal
Protein3.1 g
Carbohydrates34.8 g
Fiber2 g
Fat19 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A207.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.9 mg
Vitamin C13.2 mg
Folic Acid3.9 mcg
Calcium8.7 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.3 mg
Potassium9.5 mg
Zinc0.6 mg

Reviews

Cheesy Pepper Rice
 on 14 Jun 16 07:31 PM
5

Supper yummyy cheese rice
Tarla Dalal
15 Jun 16 10:02 AM
   Hi Bhagyashree , we are delighted you loved the Cheesy Pepper Rice recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Cheesy Pepper Rice
 on 07 Jul 14 11:39 AM
4

Very yummy and different certainly! We loved it and so did our guests??
Cheesy Pepper Rice
 on 09 Dec 10 12:09 PM
5

very unique recipe!! loved it! its pleasant to look at as well. the cheese makes it really yummy!