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Grilled Bell Pepper Fried Rice

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Cooking also includes about 2-3 mins on the grill to char the pepper skins. This is more if a Southwest fried rice than Chinese. It's very tasty not difficult to make.


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4 to 6 servings
10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


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4 to 5
small red and yellow bell peppers, washed
green bell pepper, washed
2 Tbsp
olive oil
small onion, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
large clove fresh garlic, minced
1/4 c
basmati rice, sorted and washed in 3 to 4 changes of water
1 Tbsp
ground coriander
1/2 c
finely chopped fresh cilantro, including soft stems
2 1/3 c
3/4 tsp
salt, or to taste

How to Make Grilled Bell Pepper Fried Rice


  • 1Place the bell peppers preferably over the hot coals of a grill or over the direct flame of the kitchen stove (cover the bottom plate with aluminum foil) and grill, turning with kitchen tongs as the sides blacken, until the skin is lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 2Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap or foil, and set aside to cool, about 5 to 7 minutes.

    Peel off only the highly charred skin.
  • 3Discard the stems and seeds and chop the peppers coarsely.

    Strain and save any juices that may have accumulated in the bowl.
  • 4Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat and cook the onion, stirring until golden, about 5 minutes.
  • 5Add the garlic, rice, coriander, and cilantro and cook over medium heat, stirring carefully, until golden, about 5 minutes.
  • 6Add the water, salt, and any juices reserved from the peppers and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

    Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and cook until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • 7Gently mix in the grilled peppers, cover the pan, and allow the rice to rest undisturbed about 5 minutes.

    Transfer to a serving dish, fluff with a fork, garnish with the scallion greens, and serve.

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About Grilled Bell Pepper Fried Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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