Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Lunch in a bowl - Mexican rice

Another easy and tasty rice option for easy weekday lunch. Perfect as side dish to your mexican meal plan or have this as main dish, either ways its great.

You need :

Long grain white rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 small , very finely chopped
Tomato puree- 2 tablespoon / finely chopped 1 large tomato
Ginger paste - 1/3 teaspoon
Garlic paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Chicken / Veg stock - 3 cups
Cooking oil - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

In a nonstick pan / wok. Add oil, heat it on medium heat for half a minute.

Add onion and fry it till light golden for a minute

Add ginger garlic paste and if you are using cumin powder .

Fry this mix for a minute, add very little water if mixture starts sticking.

Add tomato puree.

Add rice in this mix . mix well an turn heat to low.

Fry for a minute , add salt

Add stock, cover and cook for 12-14 minutes. Till rice is 85-90% done and most of the liquid has evaporated.

Turn off the heat. Let it remain covered for 5 minutes. Rice would be done by now.

Serve hot.

Mexican Rice @ Come Undone

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