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Mexican rice recipe | vegetarian mexican rice

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MEXICAN RICE RECIPE
        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.
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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.

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31 comments

Sangeetha Nambi July 30, 2012 - 9:01 am

Very very Healthy rice…
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RAKS KITCHEN July 30, 2012 - 9:07 am

Simple and nice recipe, looks comforting 🙂 Never tasted before

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Prathibha July 30, 2012 - 9:14 am

My fav rice..looks delicious..

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sowmya's creative saga July 30, 2012 - 10:03 am

nice..so much Indian flavours!!looks yumm

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Chitra July 30, 2012 - 10:24 am

simple and yummy. Feel like tasting it 🙂

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Shama Nagarajan July 30, 2012 - 10:27 am

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

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Prathima Rao July 30, 2012 - 10:27 am

Simple, healthy recipe..yet diff from the regular pulaos..Mexican rice is one of my fav 🙂
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Hamaree Rasoi July 30, 2012 - 10:46 am

Looks comforting rice..and filling too..

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj July 30, 2012 - 11:13 am

looks so yummy n very healthy rice… its tempting me more…
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Akila July 30, 2012 - 12:05 pm

Wow very tempting rice

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Kaveri Venkatesh July 30, 2012 - 12:16 pm

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

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Tina July 30, 2012 - 12:54 pm

tempting…

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Sharmilee! :) July 30, 2012 - 1:46 pm

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

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radha July 30, 2012 - 4:52 pm

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

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Hema July 30, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Love the flavors in this..

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Kavitha July 30, 2012 - 6:52 pm

delicious rice….

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Sushma Madhuchandra July 30, 2012 - 10:54 pm

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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Premalatha Aravindhan July 31, 2012 - 2:49 am

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

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Shabitha Karthikeyan July 31, 2012 - 4:38 am

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

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suhaina aji July 31, 2012 - 6:01 am

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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Priti July 31, 2012 - 9:17 am

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

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Veena Theagarajan July 31, 2012 - 12:49 pm

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

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Sobha Shyam July 31, 2012 - 8:13 pm

very delicious mexican rice, shall try this soon 🙂

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kareena Shaikh November 22, 2012 - 10:28 am

Very nice recipe. i would like to make it soon.
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Abhay February 9, 2013 - 1:54 pm

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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admin February 9, 2013 - 11:24 pm

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

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healthy women April 11, 2013 - 4:47 am

hey nice recipe…looks tempting can't wait to try this…..thnx for sharing this recipe..
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Suja November 6, 2013 - 2:03 pm

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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jeyashri suresh November 6, 2013 - 2:11 pm

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

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Rajat Nayar January 22, 2014 - 5:49 am

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

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