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!
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