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November 24, 2015

Mexican Fried Rice

Preparing Time : 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Cuisine : Mexican 

Flavored with all the Mexican cuisine must haves , this rice is an easy , spicy and yummy utilization of left over rice and a nice dish for lunch boxes too . This is an inspired recipe when I have seen boxes  of mexican rice with black beans filled many aisles of supermarkets , which is both unhealthy and is  loaded with tons of MSG's , so, I thought of re creating that recipe with simple and exotic ingredients at home and made my victory dance with this bold and tangy rice . 
Any dish when spiced up and cooked with   veggies esp onions , cilantro and lime juice   the taste is multiplied , with all the robust flavors they combinedly offer .  You can play with the ingredients like replace the beans with meats.
Serve with sour cream topped with onions for maximum taste , & I am sure people will surely ask for more & more  .

Rice cooked
Tomatoes 5 to 6
Bell Peppers (green) diced 1/4 cup
Cucumber diced 1/4 cup
Red Onions chopped finely 1/4 cup
Sweet Corn 1/4 cup
Black Beans 1/2 cup
Jalapenos finely diced 2 table spoons
Cilantro Finely chopped
Lime juice 2 table spoons
 Oil 2 table spoons
Salt as per taste
Red chili flakes as per taste 

Step 1: Heat oil in a sauteing pan , when hot and ready add in the finely chopped onions and fry until they are translucent , now add in the cucumber along with green peppers and jalapenos
Step 2: Fry for a minute or two and then toss in the tomatoes , cook until they look smooth.

Step 3: Finally add cooked black beans along with yellow corn and give a good toss .
Step 4: Add rice , add in salt and red chili flakes  along with lime juice ,give a quick toss and let sit on the flame  for two minutes ,so, that rice can absorb the flavors .
Step 5: Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with sour cream along with finely chopped onions .

Chef's Notes:
  • Use Campari Tomatoes , as they have a strong tint of sourness besides a tint of sweet 
  • Don't cook the bell peppers and cucumbers too much as, they turn mushy and add moisture to the rice plus they loose their crunch while eating
  • You can adjust  the spiciness of the dish by adding salsa