Thursday, 7 April 2016

Mexican Rice

Mexican rice is spicy, delicious and easy to make recipe. This is a great one dish meal which is goodness with proteins and carbohydrates. I served this rice with roasted chicken and they really are the perfect compliment. Taste of this rice satisfies our Indian palate. You can use leftover rice and beans.


  • Cooked long grain rice - approx 1 cup (from ½ cup of raw rice)
  • Olive oil or butter- 3 tbsp
  • Spring onions's bulbs/white part, sliced- 1 cup
  • Spring onions's green part, chopped- ½  cup
  • Red bell peppers, cut into cubes- ¼ cup
  • Green bell peppers, cut into cubes- ½ cup
  • Kidney beans (Rajma), boiled- ¼ cup
  • Sweet corn kernels, boiled- ¼ cup
  • Tomato- 1
  • Tomato ketchup- 1 tsp
  • Jalapeno sauce- 1 tbsp or (2 tsp jalapeno pepper or green chili+coriander leaves paste) or 2 tsp finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • Garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder or chili flakes - 1 tsp or to taste
  • Taco/Fajita seasoning- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Grated cheese for garnishing- as required

  • Cook rice with a pinch of salt. Let it cool. 
  • Blend the tomato without water and make a puree.
  • Heat the oil in a wok, add and saute sliced a white onion for a while. 
  • Add bell peppers and saute for a minute.
  • Add rajma and corn, saute for a minute.
  • Add tomato puree, garlic paste and jalapeno paste, mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato ketchup, chilli powder, taco seasoning and salt. 
  • Add rice and chopped greens of spring onion. Mix well and saute on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish with grated cheese and serve hot. I served this with Mexican roasted chicken.

  • You can use french beans, carrots, green peas as per your like.
  • You can use chicken also. 

Taco/Fajita seasoning:

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