Mexican Rice

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mexican rice will be liked by most Indians because it is spicy and colourful. It is simple to make and is different from the regular pulavs and biriyanis. Sometimes we do need a change! Try this tasty,spicy and colourful Mexican rice. Be cautious not to give it to children who do not like spicy food.

Serves four to five people.

Ingredients Quantity
Cooked Basmati Rice 2 cups
Sliced Red Bell Pepper (Red Capsicum) ½ cup
Sliced Green Bell Pepper (Green Capsicum) ½ cup
Sliced Yellow Bell Pepper (Yellow Capsicum) ½ cup
Sliced Red Tomatoes (deseeded) 1 cup
Chopped Onions ¼ cup
Chopped Garlic 2 tbsps
Pepper Powder ½ tsp
Red Chilly Paste 2 to 3 tbsps
Oil (Olive oil can be used) 2 tbsps
Bay Leaf 2
Onion Rings a few
Salt to taste

How to make Red chilly paste
Take fresh red chillies,vinegar and salt and grind them to a paste and store if you like. If fresh red chillies are not available,dry red chillies can be washed and soaked in vinegar for and hour or so and grind to a paste with salt.

  1. The grains of the rice cooked should be seperate. Take a pan and add the oil and heat it. Then add the chopped garlic and bay leaves and fry them.

  2. Then add the chopped onions,sliced red bell pepper,green bell pepper and yellow bell pepper and stir fry. Add a pinch of salt and add the sliced tomatoes and fry till cooked.

  3. Next add little salt and red chilly paste and mix well.

  4. Then add the cooked rice and mix well with all the other ingredients.

  5. When the rice is piping hot, remove from the heat and dish it out into a bowl or rice plate.

  6. Garnish it with onion rings and serve.


MegB at: September 6, 2011 at 3:55 AM said... RICE is my all time favourite...light and easy to digest.

Thanks a lot for this.

Ramani Ramaiah at: September 6, 2011 at 9:04 PM said...

Thanks for your "delicious" comment Take care Ramani

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