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Monday, July 30, 2012

MEXICAN RICE RECIPE | VEGETARIAN MEXICAN RICE

        As promised in my previous post of Vegetable stock I am posting the recipe of how to make Mexican Rice which i wanted to try for a long time after tasting this in a Vegetarian restaurant and the recipe i tried from here.

It turned out very well and my hubby who always loves fusion cooking and loves to try new dishes liked this Mexican rice a lot.

mexican rice

INGREDIENTS:

BASMATI RICE |LONG GRAIN RICE 1 AND 1/2 CUP
ONION 1 NO
VEGETABLE BROTH | STOCK 3 CUPS
RED KIDNEY BEANS(Cooked) 1/2 CUP
CAPSICUM 1/2 NO
GARLIC 2 NO
OREGANO 1/2 TSP
TOMATO 2 NO
SALT TO TASTE
PEPPER POWDER 1/2 TSP
CORIANDER LEAVES FEW
OIL 1 TBLSP

MEXICAN RICE

METHOD:

  • Wash the rice and drain the water.

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  • Slice the onions and chop the capsicum .

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  • Peel the skin of the garlic and finely chop them.
  • Puree the tomato in a mixer.
  • Soak the red kidney beans overnight and pressure cook this till it becomes soft.
  • Drain the water and keep it aside.

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  • In a heavy bottomed pan, add oil and throw in the chopped garlic.

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  • Then add the sliced onions and saute till it becomes soft and turns pink.

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  • Now add the chopped capsicum( i used the red color one).
  • Saute well. Add salt.

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  • Now add the rice and saute well till it turns slightly golden brown.Be careful not to burn it. This is more important as it will give a nice texture to the rice when it is cooked.
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  • Add the pureed tomatoes and mix well.

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  • Add the cooked red kidney beans and throw in the pepper powder and oregano.

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  • Add 3 cups of vegetable broth to this. Check for salt.

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  • Allow the mixture to come to a boil.  Turn the flame down to a simmer, cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Fluff the rice with fork. Do not mash it.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Mine got over so i didn’t use .

mexican rice

Note:

  • You can use canned red kidney beans also. In that case drain the water and wash it thoroughly and use.
  • Tomato can be replaced with tomato puree also. In that case use 1/2 cup of puree.

32 comments:

  1. Very very Healthy rice...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  2. Simple and nice recipe, looks comforting :) Never tasted before

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  3. My fav rice..looks delicious..

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  4. nice..so much Indian flavours!!looks yumm

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  5. simple and yummy. Feel like tasting it :)

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  6. inviting dear!! down to singapore !!! my daughter loves it

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  7. Simple, healthy recipe..yet diff from the regular pulaos..Mexican rice is one of my fav :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. Looks comforting rice..and filling too..

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  9. looks so yummy n very healthy rice... its tempting me more...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  10. Wow very tempting rice

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  11. I had been wanting to try this for a while now...nice recipe..looks yummy

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  12. Sounds new to me..looks very tempting. Lovely one pot meal!

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  13. Nice. A variation of our Rajma-Chawal? Looks so tempting.

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  14. Love the flavors in this..

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  15. never tasted this one. Looks a bit like our rajma-chawal, isn't it? Addition of broth would increase the nutritional value of this rice. A comforting one pot meal!

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  16. Never tried this before,loved the recipe...cute clicks:)

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  17. Lovely rice !! Homemade vegetable broth would have elevated the flavours !!

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  18. This looks new to me..so well explained.
    wOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS RICE.
    the veg broth is really useful. nO ADDITIVES just home made goodness.

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  19. I do in little different way ..this looks yum ...

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  20. Nice and easy lunch box option... I do it but add bit of cheese at the end.. Nice clicks as usual

    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  21. very delicious mexican rice, shall try this soon :)

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  22. Very nice recipe. i would like to make it soon.
    Cosmetic Surgery India

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  23. Most of your recipies are tried by my wife and i liked very much so i am very thankful to u for giving all this keep it up Abhay Pandit

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    1. Great to Know that Sir. Thanks for visiting and trying out the recipes

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  24. hey nice recipe...looks tempting can't wait to try this.....thnx for sharing this recipe..
    rice varieties

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  25. hi jeyashri,
    any substitute for capsicum? or can it be avoided?will it affect the taste?
    this is because, i don't have capsicum at home and would like to make this rice now...

    thanks.

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    1. Just carry on with the rest. flavor may vary but will taste good only i feel

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  26. An absolute hit with the family..A lovely recipe..Thanks a ton
    Regards
    Ranjana

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