Capsicums or Bell Peppers are crunchy yet soft & easy to bite for little kids. These are also very little or mildly spicy and are a great source of vitamin C. This recipe is super easy to make and can be a good option for breakfast or to pack away lunch for your toddler.
Preparation Time: 20 Mins
- 1 Cup basmati Rice
- 1 1/4 cup ( all 3 colours together)- Chopped Capsicums
- ½ Tsp Turmeric
- ½ Tsp Pepper
- ¼ Tsp Chilli Powder
- 1 Chopped Onion
- 1 Chopped Tomato
- 1 Tsp Dhaniya or Coriander Seeds
- Salt to Taste
For the seasoning:
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 minutes. Cook rice keeping ratio of rice: water as 1:2, keep the cooked rice aside.
- Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when they splutter, add finely chopped onions and saute till it turns transparent.
- Now add the tomatoes, chopped capsicums, turmeric, pepper, coriander powder & salt (optional).
- Saute on high flames till the capsicums are slightly cooked. Do not overcook as the capsicums should be crispy and not soggy.
- Mix cooked rice gently, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita or any gravy.
5 Health Benefits of Capsicum for Kids:
- Capsicums have very high levels of Vitamin C that are great for building immunity in children. Red capsicums have higher Vit C than green.
- Rich source of beta-carotene that is good for the eyes
- Rich source of Vitamin E
- The Vitamin C in capsicum helps with the absorption of iron, preventing iron deficiencies and anaemia
- Capsicum also promotes proper blood clotting and strengthens bones