Bring the Mexico city home with the authentic Mexican rice recipe

There are 40,000 varieties of rice and the list of rice recipes is unfathomable. Rice is an important part of every meal and it can be served as a dessert, main course dish, dessert. These are the most consumed dishes made from rice like Biryani, Pulao, Risotto, Kheer, Schezwan rice, fried rice, rice cutlet. Mexico has its dishes of rice and the famous dishes is “Mexican Rice”.

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It is made by sautéing the rice in a wok with oil, veggies until golden brown and in the USA this dish is called Spanish rice, but it does not originate in Spain but in Mexico itself.

Imagine if Mexican rice can be made with Indian ingredients, then how it would tastes? Yes, this authentic Mexican rice recipe is a fusion of Indian and Mexican ingredients and is a mix of Indian and Mexican flavours. Scroll down for the Mexican rice recipe.

Per serving includes 243 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 130g
  • Protein 15g
  • Fat 70g
Prepare time: 15-20 min
Cook: 15-20 min
Ready in: 20-40 min

Ingredients For Mexican Rice

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For Mexican Masala

  • 1 ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • ¾ tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

For Salsa

  • 4 medium-size tomato, puree
  • 1 big size onion, chopped
  • 2 green chilli
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

For Nachos

  • 1 cup wheat dough
  • ½ cup cornflour
  • 1 tbsp prepared Mexican masala
  • Oil for shallow fry

For Mexican Rice

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup corn kernels, blenched
  • ¼ cup carrot, chopped
  • ¼ cup capsicum, chopped
  • 1 green chilli
  • ¼ cup kidney beans, boiled
  • ¼ cup black-eyed beans, boiled
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp prepared Mexican masala
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

For Garnish

  • Fried nachos
  • Grated cheese
  • Coriander sprig

Method

Bring the Mexico city home with the authentic Mexican rice recipe
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For Mexican Masala

  1. In a pan add, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and roast them well
  2. Transfer into the grinder and add oregano and salt to it and grind into a fine powder.
  3. Transfer it into a mixing bowl, add red chilli powder and mix well; keep aside for future use.

For Salsa

  1. In a grinder, jar and add tomatoes and grind into a puree.
  2. Transfer 2/3rd puree into a bowl and keep 1/3rd for future use.
  3. Add onion, green chilli, coriander leaves with stem, salt and lemon juice, mix it well.

For Nachos

  1. In a bowl, add wheat flour, cornflour, prepared Mexican masala and knead it well.
  2. Take a medium portion of dough, roll it thin using a rolling pin.
  3. Transfer it to the griddle and half cook it from both sides.
  4. Now roll it again on the rolling board so that it cannot raise during frying and cook it again.
  5. Cut it into stripes and then in a triangle shape.
  6. Take a pan and heat oil for deep frying.
  7. Add these triangles in medium hot oil until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove on tissue paper.

For Mexican Rice

  1. In a pan to saute the veggies, add oil and heat it.
  2. Add chopped garlic, onion, corn kernels, carrot, capsicum, green chilli, and sauté well.
  3. Now add boiled kidney beans and black-eyed beans and sauté for 2 minutes. Keep the vegetable chunky
  4. Add remaining 1/3rd tomato puree and prepared Mexican masala, mix well.
  5. Then add cooked rice and mix it properly.
  6. At the end, add chopped tomato, salt and coriander leaves and toss it well.
  7. Transfer the Mexican rice to a serving plate.
  8. Garnish it with some prepared salsa on top, fried crushed nachos and grated cheese and on top with a coriander sprig.

The yummy Mexicano rice is ready to serve. Try this easy Mexican rice recipe at home, and make yourself and your loved ones happy.