How to make Mexican Rice -

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

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Rice

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice Recipe Card


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.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mexican Rice Recipe

  • Rice soaked and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Tomatoes 1 inch pieces 2 large

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Red capsicum 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Whole dry red chillies 2-3

  • Garlic 6 cloves

  • Onion sliced 1 large

  • Vegetable stock 2 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Carrots thickly grated 2 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.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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