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How to Rehydrate Dried Chili Peppers
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How to Rehydrate Dried Chili Peppers - Recipe and Instructions

Learn how to easily rehydrate dried chili peppers for a number of different recipes and applications.Rehydrating dried chili peppers is simple, and a great way to incorporate chili peppers into your meal. While you can simple toss them into hot water and let them steep, a better way is as follows:
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dehydrator, dried peppers
Servings: 10
Calories: 146kcal


  • 1 pound chili peppers dried


  • Scoop out the insides of the dried pods with a knife. You can do this step after they are rehydrated, but I like to trim it out while dry. If you find this difficult, scoop out the innards later.
  • Heat a large pan to medium-high heat and dry roast the peppers about 30-60 seconds per side. They will become slightly puffy and fragrant.
  • Set peppers into an oven proof bowl and pour boiling water over them. Use just enough to cover the peppers. Cover and allow to sit 15-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of your peppers.
  • Remove from water and use as needed.



NOTE: The water used to rehydrate the peppers is useful. Nutrients from the peppers will seep into the water, so save the water for your recipe if you'd like.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 12015IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.7mg