Rainbow Rice With Steak And Peppers

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If you’re a fan of steak and peppers, get ready to fall in love with rainbow rice! This dish, a childhood favorite made by my mom, still holds a special place in my heart today because of its amazing flavors. Honestly, I could eat bowl after bowl of it!

Rainbow Rice With Steak And Peppers

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course


For the white rice:

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the steak and peppers sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 of 1 whole green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 of 1 whole yellow bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 of 1 whole orange bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound flank steak cut into small cubes
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup Italian Dressing to taste
  • 2 small Roma tomatoes cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped


  • For the white rice, rinse the rice with cold water until it runs clear.
  • In a pot over medium-high heat, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed rice, olive oil, and salt. Stir well. Once it starts bubbling again, reduce the heat to low and cover tightly for 13 minutes.
  • After 13 minutes, keep it covered for another 5 to 10 minutes with the lid on. Then fluff the rice with a fork and set it aside.
  • For the steak and peppers sauce, heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add the diced bell peppers and sauté for about 3 minutes until they soften slightly. Then add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the steak cubes along with cumin, paprika, ginger, onion powder, turmeric, black pepper, and salt. Mix well and cook until the meat is browned.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce and Italian dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, parsley, and cilantro. Let the tomatoes soften for 1 to 2 minutes. Give it a final mix and remove from heat.
  • Mix the white rice into the sauce until well coated. Serve warm and enjoy your flavorful rainbow rice!

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