Mexican Rice is a delicious spicy rice based dish loaded with Mexican flavours. It is full of vegetables and other healthy ingredient and is fantastic to make for family meals. Check out my easy, homemade recipe to make this dish in an authentic style. Here is how to make Mexican Rice Recipe. Do try it soon if you love vegan, vegetarian Mexican meals.
Mexican cuisine use a lot of corn, beans, avocados, fresh tomatoes, chillies, and rice.
You must have surely heard about tacos and quesadillas, they are quite popular snacks of Mexican Street Food.
We look forward to savouring a nice Mexican dish on a regular basis at our home.
One Pot Mexican Rice pretty much makes for a promising meal and satiates our taste buds as well.
The turnaround time for this rice recipe is quick. Hence, it is sure to become your family favourite meal.
Provided that you have all the ingredients set by your side, preparing Mexican Rice hardly takes 20 minutes.
This dish is so convenient to make on the weekdays that it easily sorts our dinner plans!
I have tried this recipe many times because cooking the rice and mixing it all up is an easy breath.
What is Mexican Rice?
Mexican Rice is a spicy rice dish where the grain is cooked along with Mexican Flavours like Jalapeno Peppers, Corn, Tomato Puree etc.
It’s a one pot meal and makes for a great vegan, simple and quick homemade lunch or dinner.
How to make Mexican Rice in Rice Cooker?
To make Mexican Rice in a Rice Cooker, dump all the ingredients in the cooker. Close the lid and let the rice cooker work it’s magic 🙂
How to make Mexican Brown Rice?
Brown rice needs more liquid to cook as compared to white rice. So instead of adding double liquid, make the quantity of liquid, 3 times that of rice. Keep the rest of the recipe same.
How to make Recipe for Mexican Rice healthier?
I add lots of fresh veggies such as peas, corn, peppers, Jalapeno while preparing Mexican Rice recipe.
You can also make a chicken version of this rice by adding some grilled chicken in the rice and also use brown rice to make it healthier.
Making it using cauliflower rice is also a great way to healthify it. Here is a detailed recipe of how to make Mexican Cauliflower Rice.
You can replace rice with quinoa too and make Mexican Style Quinoa.
Even couscous works great in this recipe. Mexican Couscous is my family’s fav too.
Scrumptious and sizzling, One Pot Mexican Rice saves you time and even gets you flattering compliments during house parties.
You can pair it up with side dish Texas Style Potato Salad and Three Bean Salad. Read my simple, quick recipe for the best, spicy Mexican Style Rice:
How to use Mexican Rice?
Mexican Rice works as great meal in itself.
You can use it for filling burritos or fajitas.
Serve it with some roasted tomato salsa for a delicious combo.
How to make Mexican Rice Step by Step
Heat olive oil in a large pan.
Once the oil is hot, add garlic and onion and fry till onion turns pinkish.
Add the rice and fry for 3-4 minutes, until it absorbs the oil. Keep stirring gently.
Add Jalapeno pepper, bell peppers, peas, corn and carrot and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add tomato puree, salt, pepper powder, cumin powder and paprika along with 3 cups of stock.
Cover the pot and cook the rice on low heat till done.
Mexican Rice Recipe
Mexican Rice Recipe
Mexican Rice is a delicious rice based dish. Full of vegetables and other healthy ingredients, this is fantastic to make for family meals.
- 4 tbsp Olive oil
- 2 tsp Garlic Finely chopped
- 1 cup Onion Chopped
- 1 and 1/2 cup Rice
- 1 Jalapeno pepper Chopped
- 1/4 cup Red bell pepper Chopped
- 1/4 cup Yellow bell pepper Chopped
- 1/4 cup Peas
- 1/4 cup Corn
- 1/4 cup Carrot Chopped
- 1/2 cup Tomato puree
- 3 cups Chicken or veg stock
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- Heat olive oil in a large pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add garlic and onion and fry till onion turns pinkish.
- Add the rice and fry for 3-4 minutes, until it absorbs the oil.
- Keep stirring gently.
- Add Jalapeno pepper, bell peppers, peas, corn and carrot and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add tomato puree, salt, pepper powder, cumin powder and paprika along with 3 cups of stock.
- Cover the pot and cook the rice on low heat till done.
- Remove from heat and cook for 5 minutes.
- Fluff the rice with a fork.
- Serve hot.
You can use brown rice in place of white rice. The amount of water and time to cook will change in that case.
Use cauliflower rice for a healthier version.
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