• Nupur Bhattacharya

How to make Mexican rice/How to make Spanish rice/Mexican rice recipe/Spanish rice recipe

Updated: Dec 30, 2020


Let’s make something different! How about Mexican rice for dinner tonight! It’s a quick and easy one pot healthy and flavorful rice. Try it!!


Ingredients 

Yield: 3-4 servings


Rice...1 cup (soaked in water for 20 min)

Pre-boiled or canned Garbanzo beans (chickpeas), Pre-boiled or canned Black beans and Corn... 1 cup

Red onion (chopped)... 3 tbsp.

Garlic (crushed)... 1 tbsp.

Cumin powder... 1 tbsp.

Fresh tomato purée... 1 cup

Smoked paprika (optional)... 1 tbsp.

Salt... to taste

Black pepper powder... 1/2 tsp.

Fresh lime juice... 2 tsp.

Coriander leaves (chopped)... 3 tbsp.

Bell pepper (chopped)... 4 tbsp.

Chicken or vegetable broth... 1 cup

Olive oil... 3 tbsp.

Parmesan cheese powder... 1 tbsp.


Method
  • Add olive oil to a pan set on medium heat

  • Add onions and stir fry till the onions are translucent (~ one minute)

  • Add garlic

  • Stir for 30 seconds

  • Add the pre-soaked rice

  • Stir fry rice for 30 seconds

  • Add cumin powder

  • Add salt (1 teaspoon, or to taste)

  • Add beans and corn and stir fry for 30 seconds

  • Add smoked paprika, black pepper powder and mix well

  • Add fresh tomato purée, fresh lime juice and half of the coriander leaves

  • Mix

  • Add chicken stock (you can use vegetable stock or water as well), add more salt if needed

  • Please the lid on and let the rice cook for approximately 12 minutes

  • When the rice is almost cooked, add the bell pepper pieces in

  • Gently mix without breaking the rice grains

  • Cover and cook till the rice is fully cooked (~ two more minutes)

  • Once the rice is fully cooked garnish with the remaining coriander leaves and a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese powder



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