Baked Mexican Rice with Cheese Patties
by Tarla Dalal
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Baked Mexican Rice with Cheese Patties is simply party perfect! Although it involves preparing the Mexican rice, cheese patties and a special tomato sauce too, each of these is quite easy to prepare and will not take too much time. You can prepare all these in advance and arrange them in a baking dish, ready to be stowed into the oven just a while before the guests arrive. Watch their faces light up as the aroma of tomatoes, onions, melting cheese and browning rice waft out of the oven tantalizingly.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the ginger and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the french beans, carrots and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the rice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and roll each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter flat round patties.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with a little oil, place the patties on it and cook on a medium flame, using a little oil till they turn brown in colour from both the sides. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the tomato pulp, chilli powder, oregano, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.
- Spread the rice on a greased baking dish.
- Place the cheese patties over the rice and evenly spread the tomato sauce.
- Sprinkle grated cheese and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
- Serve hot.
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