Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mexican Rice



We have retreats at our temple SAT. It is a 3 day retreat and some of my friends and I volunteer to cook for these retreats. This month we had a retreat and our friend Sasvati cooked this rice. It was very delicious. I asked her for the recipe right away! I was amazed how easy this rice is to make. My son is a huge fan of Mexican food and he liked this rice very much. Hopefully we can save some trips to taco bell:) This rice can be served with beans and sour cream .


Ingredients:

Basmati Rice- 1 cup

vegetable stock-1 1/2 cup

Enchilada Sauce-1/2 cup [you can get it from any store in the Mexican food aisle]

Salt-to taste

To Garnish:

Spring onion-2 thinly chopped
Cilantro/coriander leaves-1/2 cup chopped


Method:

Soak the rice for 15 minutes. Drain and seat aside.
In a pan [with lid] add the vegetable stock,enchilada sauce,salt and rice. Stir and bring it to boil.Now put the lid and on low flame cook the rice until done.Fluff the rice with a fork.

Garnish with chopped cilantro and spring onion. Serve hot with Sour cream.

Note: To make the rice colorful you can also add red,yellow and green bell pepper,onions etc..Saute it in a Little bit of oil before adding it to the rice.

9 comments:

Priya Sriram said...

Oh yes Dhanya, really simple! Have never been to taco time though! :D
looks colorful, bet it was yummy!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

mexican rice looks delicious! nice color... good to have it once in a while for a change right?

Asha said...

Easy and yummy rice, love it! :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

so simple and delicious dear

Cham said...

I love mexican rice, very simple and delicous

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you very much Priya,Mahima,Asha,Shama and Cham for your lovely comments.

Deepa Hari said...

I love Mexican food...rice looks simple and yum Dhanya...lovely color...good job.

Anonymous said...

hi dhanyakka,
lakshmy here.ihve never visited a mexican hotel since i hve afeeling that i wont luv their preparation.but after seeing ur mexican rice' pic ,really feel like hvng.:).kothi varunnu:)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you very much Deepa and lachu for your lovely comments.