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Bell Pepper Fried Rice in a wooden tray with a set of cutlery on the side
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Bell Pepper Fried Rice

Learn to make easy Bell Pepper Fried Rice with this simple recipe. Made with just a few ingredients & packed with flavor for a quick & easy vegan dinner!
Course entree, Main Course, rice, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • Heat oil (if vegan) or ghee in a pan.
  • Fry cumin seeds for 5 seconds, then fry minced ginger and garlic for 45 seconds.
  • Next add curry leaves and sliced onions. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Then add sliced bell peppers and green peas. Continue to saute for 2-3 minutes or until the bell peppers are cooked.
  • Now add the spice powders like turmeric powder, paprika, cumin powder and curry powder along with salt. Mix and cook the masala for one more minute.
  • Then add the cooked rice. Mix it all together so that the masala coats well with the rice.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve warm along with some raita/yogurt dip.


Cook rice the way you want and keep it ready. You can also cook the rice along with the masala over a cook-top or in an Instant Pot. 
You can substitute white rice with brown rice or even quinoa. 
If using rice, then you can use either regular or Basmati. 
This recipe tastes great with leftover rice as well.
Cook it in regular cooking oil if vegan else make this in ghee. 
Skip adding curry leaves if unavailable to you. 
Serve it with papad and pickle as well. It tastes good.