Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add the garlic and onion, sautéing until tender. Stir in the curry powder, stirring to combine with the vegetables.
Add water and bring ingredients to a boil. Stir in the rice, reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer rice for 40 to 45 minutes until the water is almost completely absorbed. Add the peas and red pepper, and continue cooking the rice 5 minutes longer.Servings: