How to make Mexican Meal Box -

Mexican rice with delicious meatballs for an interesting meal box.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Salsa sauce, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Mexican Meal Box

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Mexico, wild and barren in the north and sultry and hot in the south, offers a cuisine that reflects the culture of the country – colourful, rich, invigorating and always, always festive! 
The most common impression about Mexican food is that it is hot and wholesome and has many similarities with Indian food. And like Indian cuisine Mexican is not one single cuisine but many. There is a feast of flavours for the food lover as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean teem with fish, while the adjoining regions bloom with luscious fruit like pineapple and papayas. The high plateau yields wonderful vegetables and the north is cattle country…..and to bind all these in one single string are chillies…in every shape, colour and size, from the subtle to the strong, producing a signature to Mexican cuisine.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mexican Meal Box Recipe

  • Salsa sauce 1/2 cup

  • Oil 1 tbsp + for shallow frying

  • Chicken mince 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Taco seasoning 1 teaspoon

  • Bread crumbs fresh 1/4 cup

  • Egg 1

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Yellow bell pepper cut into small pieces 1/4 medium

  • Green bell pepper cut into small pieces 1/4 medium

  • Red bell pepper cut into small pieces 1/4 medium

  • Corn kernels boiled 1/4 cup

  • Kidney beans boiled 1/4 cup

  • Cooked rice 1 cup

  • coriander leaves fresh chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Nacho chips to serve

  • Decoration

  • Baby corn roundels 2

  • Olives roundels 2

  • Red bell pepper triangles 2

  • Cherry tomatoes 1

  • Baby corn 1/2

  • Yellow bell pepper juliennes


Step 1

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

To prepare meatballs, combine chicken mince, salt, crushed peppercorns and taco seasoning in a bowl and mix. Add some breadcrumbs and egg and mix well.

Step 3

Add remaining breadcrumbs and mix well. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into bite-size balls.

Step 4

Shallow-fry the balls in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

To prepare Mexican rice, heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick wok. Add garlic and sauté till golden. Add yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper and red bell pepper, toss to mix and cook for 30 seconds.

Step 6

Add boiled corn kernels and toss to mix. Add kidney beans and toss to mix. Add salt and rushed peppercorns and toss to mix again. Add salsa sauce, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 7

Add cooked rice, toss to mix and cook for a minute. Add chopped coriander and toss to mix.

Step 8

Put some Mexican rice in a small bowl and invert it on one side of a tiffin box. Place baby corn roundels, olive roundels, red bell pepper triangles, cherry tomato and baby corn to make a face.

Step 9

Put few meatballs on top of head. Make whiskers using yellow bell pepper juliennes. Put some nacho chips on other side and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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