Mexican Rice

This is a very tasty dish. Mexicans use lots of chillies in their recipes. I got this recipe some 15 yrs ago, when I first bought my rice cooker. A cookery expert showed us how to make Mexican rice in the rice cooker. Ever since, I used to make it often at home. You can reduce the amount of chilly powder, if you wish to do so.
Long grain/ Basmati rice -2 cups
Onions -2 chopped
Tomatoes -2 chopped
Red, green and yellow capsicums -1\4 cup each sliced
Garlic -2 minced
Chilly powder -2 tsp
Cumin powder -1\2 tsp
Veg/chicken stock cubes -1
Water -4 cups
Salt -as required
Oil -2 1\2 tbsp
Wash and drain the rice. Keep it aside. Heat oil (olive oil is the best) in a non stick pan, add garlic, onions and capsicums. Fry till onions turm pink. Add rice, tomatoes, chilly powder and cumin powder. Fry on medium flame for 5 minutes. Transfer it to the rice cooker. Add water, crushed veg/ chicken stock cubes and salt. Cook till done. Tasty Mexican rice is ready!
  1. Hi Lissie, thanks for visiting me. I see you have many yummy dishes here.I have to check all of them now!:))
    I love Mexican rice too, looks delicious there.I have one Spanish rice too at FH, check in my recipe Index with “Rice dishes”.
    Good to meet you Lissie.
    If you have any Karnataka dishes, you can send it to me for RCI Karnataka event I am hosting this month. Details are on the sidebar. I post every Wednesday at Foodies hope, twice a week at Aroma blog.

  2. Oo La-la! what a blend of mexican spices. That looks colorfully amazing snap of the rice, looks like you had a treat! where is my share?

  3. hi
    mexican rice looks wonderful. Nice pic.thanks for sharing the recipe

  4. Hey Lissie another great recipe! Love the pic I bet it was delicious, nice ingredients. 🙂

  5. Wow!Rice looks colourful and yummy, Lissie!..Your wonderful pictures and recipes pulls not only my sis…but every one!!
    Keep doing it!!:)

  6. Rice dishes are always delicious.
    The dish looks like our pulao.
    You can give the dish to me anytime.

  7. the colours in the rice are amazing! way to go 🙂

  8. The mexican rice is eye catching Lissie. So colourful. Viji

  9. thanx all of you for your good comments! Try this rice, i am sure you will love it!!

  10. nice recipe! its similar to the spanish rice we make at home, only I add sweet corn at times:)