We have no routine or timing for a weekend! We wake up around 7-8. Then look for options for breakfast. Eat at 10 or so. Clean the house a bit. If the weather is good we normally go cycling or go to play badminton. Lunch we eat outside or finish the breakfast leftovers!. Go grocery shopping or watch movie or visit places... It just goes on. It was one such day on Sunday.. We had gone to a nearby place as the weather was pleasant in the evening and then had some grocery shopping to do. After coming home I was not in mood to cook elaborate but neither did I want to eat outside. Was just flipping through Nita Mehta's MW cookbook and got the carrot pepper rice. As it is I love carrot and bell pepper's are my fav too. The recipe was also very simple without wasting time I made it. I really loved the simple flavored rice. We had some leftover curry that we polished off with this rice.
1 cup rice - soaked for 15-20 mins
3 tbsp oil
1 onion sliced
1 capsicum chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 tsp salt (increase as per your taste)
1/2 tsp freshly crushed pepper ( I used 1 tsp)
1/2 tsp soya sauce
1) Mix Oil,onion,carrot and capsicum in a big microwave proof dish and microwave for 3 mins.
2) Add rice, 2 cups water, salt, pepper and soya sauce. Microwave for 13 mins. Stir once in between and add more salt or pepper powder as required. Serve after 5 mins.
It did not take long for me to make this. While the rice was soaking I and hubby did with the chopping and within twenty five mins the dinner was ready to be served.