Mexican Fried Rice, Quick Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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Quick, easy and snazzy, the Mexican Fried Rice is a recipe that will strike the right chord with everyone.
The peppy taste and strong aroma of ginger garlic paste along with the crunch of veggies and the tang of tomatoes makes this a really delectable treat for your palate.
The varied textures of the veggies also turn out to be very attractive. If you have cooked rice on hand, this yummy recipe will take very little time to make, so you can enjoy it even on a busy day. Serve it hot.
You can also try other international rice varieties like Burnt Garlic Fried Rice, Mashkool Rice and many more.
Enjoy how to make Mexican Fried Rice recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- To make mexican fried rice, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the prepared chilli-garlic paste, tomatoes and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the mixed vegetables and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the rice and salt to taste, mix well and cook no a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve the mexican fried rice hot.
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Mexican Fried Rice, Quick Recipe recipe with step by step photos
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To cook the rice for your Mexican Fried Rice, wash 1 cup of raw rice thoroughly under running water until you get clear water. The removal of starch from rice helps in getting separate grains after cooking.
Soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes.
Drain and keep aside.
Boil 4 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan.
Add salt to taste. Adding salt while boiling the rice helps the rice absorb the flavor of the salt.
Also add 1 tbsp of oil to this. This will prevent the rice grains from sticking to each other.
Add the rice to the boiling water and mix well.
Cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the rice is 85% cooked, while stirring occasionally.
Strain it using a strainer and let the water drain out. This will give you around 3 cups after cooking. Do not overcook the rice or else they will turn soft and mushy.
Pour some cold water on the rice to stop further cooking. Let all the water from the rice drain out ensuring that the rice does not contain any moisture.
Spread the cooked Rice on a flat surface or a big plate and allow it to cool.Keep aside.
Take 4-5 kashmiri red chillies and remove the stalks and the seeds.
Place the chillies in a small mixer jar.
To this, add the peeled garlic cloves.
Blend this to a coarse paste/powder without adding any water. This should have a dry consistency. Keep aside.
Cut the vegetables (carrots and french beans) into lozenges (diamond shape).Boil the carrots, French beans and sweet corn together on the stovetop or even in a microwave.
To make the Mexican fried rice, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan or kadhai.
Once the oil is hot, add the onions.
Mix well and sauté the onions on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they are translucent.
Add the prepared chilli-garlic paste to the onions.
Then add the tomatoes. They give a slight tangy taste to the rice.
Then add the capsicum. The capsicum will not only give a green color, but will also give a bite. We have used sliced capsicum, but you can even use finely chopped.
Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the mixed vegetables to the pan. you can boil these vegetables on stove top or even in a microwave.
Add 1 more tbsp of water so that the veggies don't burn.
Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Now add the rice. Ensure that cooked rice does not have any lumps in it and each grain is separated. You can even make use of leftover rice.
Also add a little salt.
Toss gently to incorporate or mix Veg Mexican Fried Rice well using two spoons.
Cook Veg Mexican Fried Rice on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Be careful while stirring as you do not want the rice to break.
Serve your Mexican Fried Rice immediately while it is hot.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||380.2 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||1 mg|
|Vitamin C||21 mg|
|Folic Acid||14.1 mcg|
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