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:
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
- 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.
- 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 :)