Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mexican Rice - Indian Style

  Steamed rice cooked with colorful bell peppers and soy sauce


Mexican Rice traditionally includes onions, garlic, tomatoes and rice cooked with broth. I tried this recipe with an Indian touch. I had 3 different colored capsicums at home and thought why not modify a bit , as each color capsicum has a different flavor in it, so tried using this in the recipe and it tasted yummm  and looked colorful :)

The first time I made this Mexican rice, everybody at home loved it, though a different method but later got to know that Mexican rice can be made in different forms using broccoli's/tomatoes/capsicums. One can use this as a side dish with tortillas, beans or with tacos. But we relished only Mexican rice all alone whole heartedly.

So here is a very simple and a quick fix Mexican Rice recipe with an Indian tinge:
                                         Mexican Rice


Ingredients :
Rice - 1 cup
Water / Vegetable Broth - 1 1/2 cups
Onion - 1
Bell peppers/ capsicums chopped into long slices - 2 cups
Tomato - 1 large (if using red capsicum you can avoid tomato)
Cabbage shredded - 1 cup
Garlic - 3-4 cloves
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Soy sauce - 1 Tbsp
Butter/ oil - 2 Tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:
  • In a pressure pan , put some oil or butter and fry chopped onions till transparent, add crushed  garlic to it and saute for a minute. To this add  Rice and gently fry for 1-2 minutes and add 1 1/2 cups water/broth ,cook for 1 whistle keeping on medium flame. Sim for 5 minutes and turn off.
       [Note: one can use rice cooker but make sure that the rice grains are separated no matter what process u follow to cook the rice.]
    • In a pan, add 2 tbsp oil/ butter, fry capsicums for 3-4 minutes and add shredded cabbage, fry for 2 minutes, add tomato slices , chilli powder, soy sauce, salt  and mix it. 
    • Finally add the cooked rice and gently mix along with all the ingredients. Garnish with parsley :)

    10 comments:

    Hamaree Rasoi said...

    This twisted mexican rice looks so colorful and yummy

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    Protein Diet said...

    I wouldn't of thought of using cabbage. The colors are very appealing, thanks for something new to try.

    Sayali said...

    want to try this out...heard a lot about mexican rice :)

    Guna's kitchen said...

    yummy.. luks delicious.. will try dis..
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    Nisha said...

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    Vasavi Suresh said...

    Your mexican rice looks yummy. What are you preparing for Friday's potluck.

    aipi said...

    Hey dipika, first time here.. loving your wonderful collection n presentation.liked the desi twist on the mexican rice..looks colorful n delish
    glad 2 find u :)

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    Shanthi said...

    looks colourful and perfect