Vibrant colors make this an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats. For an Indian dinner, serve with dal, a lentil stew.
Sauté onions and garlic with seasonings. Then, cover pan and set aside. Slice peppers and measure out remaining ingredients. You can do this several hours ahead and leave at room temperature. When ready to prepare, warm onions and proceed. Pilaf can be completely made ahead of time and left at room temperature for several hours, then served without reheating.