Rainbow rice

Kids' lunchbox recipe for 2 big kids or 4 small people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has basmati rice, red pepper, cucumber, carrot, dried apricot, pumpkin seed, olive oil and orange.

Rainbow rice

Rainbow rice

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Kids lunchbox

2 big kids or 4 small

Prep time

10 mins


  • Red Pepper: 1 small red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Olive Oil: 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Carrot: 1 large carrot, grated
  • Cucumber: 1/2 cucumber, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Orange: 1/2 orange, juice only
  • Basmati Rice: 100g basmati rice, long grain rice or brown rice
  • Dried Apricot: 6 dried apricots, chopped
  • Pumpkin Seed: 2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seed or sunflower seeds


  1. Cook the rice as per pack instructions. Drain, rinse and drain again. Mix with the red pepper, cucumber, grated carrot, dried apricots and toasted pumpkin seeds. Drizzle over olive oil and the orange juice.