Mexican Beans and Rice


This recipe is for all those who love Mexican food!  ‘Mexican Beans and Rice’ is a very tasty  dish which is quite easy to prepare.  Here I am posting my version of the recipe.

This recipe goes to Sunshinemom who is hosting “MMLA – 13” which was started by Susan



Basmati or Long grain rice – 2 1/2 cups

Dry Kidney Beans – 3/4 cup

Onion – 1 sliced

Tomatoes – 2 sliced

Green Capsicum – 1 sliced

Peppercorns – 1 tsp

Bay leaves – 3

Cumin/ Jeera powder – 1 tsp

Maggi Veg Cubes – 2

Salt – to taste

Water – 5 cups

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Butter – 1 tsp



Soak the beans in water for 12 hours or overnight.  Next day, wash it and cook in a pressure cooker with enough water for 12 minutes.  Do not add salt.  When it cools down, open the lid and drain the excess water and keep aside.  Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 minutes.  Pour water into the rice cooker and add rice and salt.  Let it cook.  Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and splutter peppercorns.  Add bay leaves and onions.  Saute till the onions turn pink.  Now add the tomatoes and capsicum and saute for a minute.  Finally add the cumin powder and switch off the flame.  Transfer it to the rice cooker.  Also add the cooked beans, butter and crushed stock cube.  Mix well and cook till done.  Yummy ‘Mexican Beans and Rice’ is ready to be served!

All my Non Vegetarian friends can replace Veg stock cube with Chicken cube.  For best results, use real stock!

  1. I love Mexican rice and beans…spicy and filling one-pot meal….nice presentation 🙂

  2. Awesome click..I love mexican too..thats a nutritious rice esp for kids

  3. that’s true Gita, it is a yummy one-pot meal! Thanks!

  4. Thank you Ann for your love! kids will love it for sure…! 🙂

  5. Looks so delicious! I love mexican dishes!

  6. This looks gorgeous Lissie the grains of rice are perfect.

  7. First time here….you have rocking recipes…love that fish curry and this rice looks delectable….

  8. Thanks a lot Pooja, for your kind words!

  9. Jeena, you can try this rice…I’m sure your kids will love them! 🙂

  10. Welcome to my blog, Lubna! see you more often… thanks! 🙂

  11. Thats delicious looking rice! the rice grains look perfectly cooked and seperated!

  12. Thank you Parita, for your love!

  13. I love mexican dishes…looks perfect&xllnt presentation…!

  14. thank you Sangi, for your kind words!

  15. I love this too! The click looks tasty and vibrant:). Thanks for participating in MLLA-13!

  16. Thank you Harini, for visiting my blog!