How to make Mexican Fried Rice -

Cooked rice mixed with coloured capsicums, tomato ketchup, mixed dried herbs and red chilli sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Rice

Mexican Fried Rice

Mexican Fried 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 : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mexican Fried Rice Recipe

  • Basmati rice cooked 3 cups

  • Oil 1½ tablespoons

  • Egg 1

  • Garlic cloves chopped 15

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Carrots chopped 2 medium

  • Red capsicums finely chopped 2 medium

  • Yellow capsicums finely chopped 2 medium

  • Tomato ketchup 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Mixed dried herbs 1/2 teaspoon

  • Parsley Chopped for garnishing


Step 1

Heat half tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan. Keep a round mould in the centre and break an egg into it and fry. This way the egg will get a perfect shape. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat the remaining oil in a separate non-stick pan. Add the garlic and onions and sauté till the onions turn light brown

Step 3

Add the grated carrots, red capsicums, yellow capsicums, tomato ketchup and red chilli sauce. Mix well and cook for two to three minutes

Step 4

Add the grated carrots, red capsicums, yellow capsicums, tomato ketchup and red chilli sauce. Mix well and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 5

Add the rice, salt and mixed dried herbs. Toss well. Keep a round mould on a serving dish and transfer the rice into it and pack it in tightly. Gently remove the mould, place the fried egg on top and serve immediately garnished with parsley sprigs.

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