Quick Butter Capsicum Rice

Quick Butter Capsicum Rice

Lately, I have been living off soups and cups of ginger tea as I’m nursing a runny nose and sore throat. Feel a lot better today.

Yesterday we had chicken roast with a quick butter capsicum rice for our mid day meal. The butter flavored rice had lot of crunch due to capsicum and cashew nuts and it hardly needed any other ingredient to enhance its taste. A quick one pot meal that is a total keeper!

Quick Butter Capsicum Rice

Prep & Cooking: 20 mts

Serves 3-4 persons



3 cups of cooked long grained rice (each grain should be separate, add a tsp of melted ghee to the rice and mix)

1 tbsp butter

1/2 tbsp ghee

1 tsp green chili paste

15 fresh curry leaves

I large capsicum/ green bell pepper, finely chopped

salt to taste

pepper pwd to taste

For seasoning/tadka/poppu:

1/2 mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 1/2 tbsps roasted broken cashew nuts

1 tsp black gram dal/minappappu

1” cinnamon stick/dalchini chakka

2 tbsps grated coconut (optional)

1 Heat ghee and butter in a cooking vessel on medium heat.Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow them to splutter. Add the black gram and cinnamon stick and saute till the dal turns light brown. Add curry leaves and green chili paste and saute for a few secs.
2 Add the chopped capsicums and fry them for approx 7 minutes. Don’t over cook them, let the capsicums retain their crunchy texture. Add salt and black pepper pwd to taste and mix well.
3 Reduce heat and add the cooked rice and broken roasted cashew nuts and mix. Cook for 2 mts.
4 Add the grated coconut if using and mix with the rice. Turn off heat.
5 Serve hot with any sabji/curry of your choice or with just pickle.


This rice can be prepared using vegetables like carrots, potatoes, gherkins, egg plants, bitter gourd etc.

Quick Butter Capsicum Rice

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 3

 Main Ingredients:

  •  rice
  •   capsicum
  •   butter


Yesterday we had chicken roast with a quick capsicum rice for our mid day meal. The butter flavored rice had lot of crunch due to capsicum and cashew nuts and it hardly needed any other ingredient to enhance its taste. One pot meal that is a total keeper!
  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com Krithi

    Wow.. can feel the lovely aroma of ghee in this quick lunchbox recipe… Good one

  • http://kavithabhargav.blogspot.com Kavitha

    Can feel the flavour of capsicum with rice…

  • http://paaka-shaale.blogspot.com/ Nishi

    what a simple and tasty recipe sailu. I can only imagine how it would have tasted 🙂

  • http://www.sailusfood.com Neetu


  • http://TummyKhush.wordpress.com Aparna

    It looks extremely yummy. Super pics. Can’t wait to try it…..

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Rice looks simple,delicious and wonderful..

  • bhag

    looks delicious and yummy recipe,will try…..

  • Deepa

    Wow!! Itz so simple & quick!! It tasted yummy!!

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    looks delicious and very quick recipe …………

  • http://eq-myblog.blogspot.com/ Priya Sreeram

    looks real good- yum

  • Shubha

    I prepared this yesterday and it came out really well!!

  • http://soujishome.blogspot.com soujanya

    Hi!One of my favorite rice.which is simple & tasty…”madhuramaina neyya suvana kantiki thelustundi…:)”I too do this recipe in bit different way…if interested check out.http://soujishome.blogspot.com.I started recently, i don’t know that there are these many blogs but still i cont..only in intension to share what i know….still supported by my mom…mee blog matram super!

  • dasguptat

    Nice, simple and easy and uncomplicated.
    Appears quite tasty too

  • http://www.madhurrecipes.blogspot.com Madhu

    Hi Sailu, I tried out your capsicum rice today and it came out very tasty. I also added a handful of frozen corn along with capsicum. Thanks for such a simple but flavorful recipe.

  • anita

    i tried this today and it was really nice.

  • Rachana

    I tried this with yellow and red capsicum, and instead of butter i used ghee.. It looked so colourful and tasted so yummm.. thanks for the recipe..

  • Mrunmai Menon

    Capsicum was all I had in my fridge, so I made this today and it’s turned out so yummy! My husband totally loved it. The only change I made was to add some caramelized onions to give it some sweetness.. Super recipe! Thank you 🙂