Classic Mexican Rice

When you think of Mexican food, Tacos, Burritos , Enchiladas...all fancy names come to mind, but here is a rice dish that will equally tickle your taste buds! Simmered in Salsa and Vegetarian broth, this rice dish has a satisfying flavor. You can fill it in a burrito or eat it as it is!This recipe is adapted from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless. I have made a few changes like substituting Chicken Stock for Vegetable stock, adding water and using lime juice.

Ingredients:
1 ½ tbsp oil
1 ½ cups short grain rice ( I have used Sona Masoori rice)
1 cup Salsa (Medium) You can use Mild or Hot salsa depending on how spicy you like.
1 cup Vegetable stock
½ cup water
½ cup Peas
Salt to taste
Fresh Lime juice and cilantro
Preheat the oven to 350F
Fry the rice in the oil till the rice becomes milky white. To this, add salsa, Vegetable stock, salt and water. (Add less or more water depending on how you like the rice to be.) Bring the contents to a boil. Cover the pan and bake it in the oven for 20 mts. Add peas and cover the pan again and bake it for another 5 minutes

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Fluff the rice and mix in the peas. Garnish with coriander and drizzle the lime juice. Serve hot.
This dish is dancing its way to the Monthly Mingle: Mexican Fiesta hosted by Jenny of All things edible and created by Meeta of What’s for lunch, Honey?




Hasta Luego
Shri

20 comments:

Nithya said...

Looks absolutely tempting :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks delicious

Hari Chandana said...

looks sooo delicious.. lovely snaps.. thanks for the recipe

Ann said...

I bet it must be soo good

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely rice...

Pooja said...

Looks so delicious! Lovely shots!

Soma said...

From not being able to cook to here where you are cooking a storm:--).. what a wonderful blog & recipe.

Your mango semifreddo is droolworthy! thanks for visiting me.

Shri said...

Thanks Soma!I have enjoyed reading your blog and yes I think I have come a long way!

Prathibha said...

wow...u have a very nice blog with a good collection dear..I loved ur recipes...that mexican rice looks so tempting and that mango semifreddo too...

Siri said...

I am bookmarking this recipe and it is very rare that I happen to have ALL the ingredients for a recipe, I wanna make. Will try it out soon and let you know.

Love the last pic!!! I see that are getting better day-by-day! Kudos.

Siri

Shri said...

Thanks Pratibha for visiting!Thanks a bunch siri:)Well..I guess I will have to tell V to come out of the primitive digital camera.May be then pics will look a bit better:)May be you can help me tell..:P

Srilakshmi said...

Beautiful! I've tried my hand at a couple of Mexican dishes and they've turned out wonderful so far .. I'm def sure I will try out your version of Mexican Rice too!

Ramya said...

First time here shri..ur blog looks nice..Beautiful clicks!!Mexican rice looks yummy!!

sangi said...

Shri kutty,
Lovely prsentation dear,must be delicious...loved the cream&green color combination..will try

Shri said...

Thanks and glad that you all like the rice.It is a such an easy dish that it will take no time to make:)

Red Chillies said...

Like the idea of combining rice and salsa. Stuck woth sterotype that salsa goes with chips. Pretty cool.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....that's an aromatic and spicy recipe...looks delish......

Shri said...

RC and KF, Thank you so much for your comments..Salsa and chips is what I knew until now and I was surprised to see salsa being simmered with rice.It is new to me too!

Joanne said...

I just took this book out of the library and don't know what to make next! I will certainly bookmark this one.

Lavanya said...

rice looks awesome shri..so tempting to try :)

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