Mexican Rice/Spanish Rice

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 15 Mins

Spanish rice, also known as Mexican rice, is a common side dish in northern Mexico. This always savory (and sometimes spicy) side dish is also popular outside of Mexico, especially in the Southwestern United States. The names Spanish rice and Mexican rice imply the same dish, although this recipe is not part of Spain’s cuisine.
Mexican rice makes a nice compliment to any Mexican bean dish, My Fav pairing is with enchilladas.

What adds flavor to Mexican rice?

Mexican rice is cooked with tomato flavoring, which can be tomato sauce, paste, salsa. Oregano/Parsley can be added for a little Flavor. Cilantro, on the other hand, adds a very unique flavor and Cumin, cayenne, and chili powder are seasonings often used in the dish. Vegetables like corn, onions, bell peppers make it more enhanced.

This Simple and delicious recipe can be made in 10 minutes


0/15 Ingredients
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0/11 Instructions
  • Add 1 TBSP Oil
  • 1 TBSP Butter
  • Add 1 Onion cut in Cubes
  • 1 Green Capsicum cut in Cubes
  • 1 Colored Bell Pepper cut in cubes
  • 1 TBSP Taco Seasoning
  • Add 1 TBSP Red Chilli Powder,1 TBSP Mixed herbs and 1/2 cup Salsa
  • Add 1 cup soaked rice
  • Add 1 1/2 Cup water and 1/2 cup Boiled Pinto Beans
  • Add 1/4 Cup Corn Kernels
  • Add Salt to taste .Cover the Lid and Let it cook till Rice is 90% cooked, Then switch off the flame.

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