Mexican Rice Recipe - Red capsicum, tomatoes and carrots give this Mexican dish a lovely red colour.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Rice, Tomatoes

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Rice

Mexican Rice

Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Mexican Rice Recipe - How to make Mexican Rice


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Rice soaked and drained1 1/2 cups

  • Tomatoes 1 inch pieces2 large

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Red capsicum 1 inch pieces1 medium

  • Whole dry red chillies 2-3

  • Garlic 6 cloves

  • Onion sliced1 large

  • Vegetable stock 2 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Carrots thickly grated2 medium


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a pan. Add red capsicum, dry red chillies, tomatoes and garlic cloves and sauté on high heat till slightly charred.

Step 2

Cool and grind to a smooth paste. Heat the remaining olive oil in another pan, add onion and sauté till light golden. Add rice and sauté.

Step 3

Add the ground paste, vegetable stock and salt and mix. Add carrots and mix. Cook till done. Serve hot.