Fluffy, super easy Mexican Rice infused with the bundle of flavours truly the tastiest Mexican recipe ever! Perfect for your lazy days and the best part is everything in ONEPOT!
Have you wondered how the simple ingredients give you the most exotic flavours! Likewise, this Mexican rice recipe is seriously a bomb.
The tangy flavours of tomato, vegetables combine well with roasted rice and cooked perfectly. This is so so easy and you make in a jiffy.
The flavours are just perfect, I bet this is the easiest Mexican rice recipe with minimal ingredients.
Reason to love this recipe
Extremely simple: The best simplest Mexican recipe with the handy ingredients with the exotic flavours.
One Pot: All you need to saute all the ingredients in one pot, no fancy equipment! (You need not to load your dishwasher)
The Taste: The flavours of tomato and garlic are completely infused in each grain of rice, cooked in chicken broth which levels up the taste.
How do you make Mexican rice?
Firstly saute the rice in oil, then add on the chopped vegetables, tomato sauces, chicken broth and cook till the rice are cooked and fluffy!
What rice is best for making Mexican rice?
Long grain rice- Basmati Rice is always best to make Mexican rice.
How do you make the rice fluffy and not sticky?
Firstly, rinse the rice in cold water. To make the rice fluffy and not sticky, Saute the washed rice in oil/butter for few seconds and then proceed with the cooking.
Variations you make:
Spices– You can add spices like pepper powder, cumin powder, chilli powder, paprika, oregano. Always add a pinch of the spices not to overpower the flavours
Tomato bouillons– the authentic recipe call for tomato bouillons if you get it around, add 1 cube for this recipe ( I replaced tomato paste in this recipe)
Vegetables of any choice: You can add veggies like peas, corn.
Homemade chicken broth: You can combine chicken pieces with onion, garlic,pepper corns,carrots,coriender, leaves and some water to immerse the chicken cook over the low flame for 30 mins, strain the liquid, here you go homemade chicken broth.
For easy version you get the chicken broth cubes and add in the warm water to infuse the chicken broth completely in warm water.
What to serve with Mexican rice?
This is best served with lemon garlic Chicken.
Step by Step pictures to Mexican Rice:
Here is the ingredients to make mexican rice
Heat up some olive oil in a deep pan
Add washed basmati rice and toss for a few secs
In goes some chopped onion and garlic
Add peeled diced carrot
Add some 1/2 cup of peas in it
Gently stir them
Pour in tomato puree
Add 2 tbs of tomato paste
Pour in some chicken stock, add salt. Cover the lid and cook over the medium heat for 15 mins and low flame for 5 mins.
Mexican rice is ready to be served!
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