Mexican rice is a traditional Mexican food dish that is very easy to prepare. This rice is mild and does not require too many spices.The reason is, Mexican rice when served as side dish should compliment the other food on the plate.. Every one has their own recipe of "the" Mexican rice and this is mine :) Try it out and let me know whether you like it.
Rice - 1 cup
Garlic - 5 cloves
Onion - chopped 1/2 cup
Capsicum - chopped 1/4 cup
Tomatos - 2 med
Oregano - 1 tsp
Parsley - 1 tsp
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan
fry 1 garlic chopped and 1/4 cup onionand capsicum till onion becomes pink
remove to a plate
Puree the tomatos, salt, remaining onion and garlic and water.
Ensure you have 2 cups of tomato mixture in the blender.
Add 2 tsp oil and fry the rice till it beomes lightly brown,
Add the fried onion, capsicum and garlic
Add the pureed mixture
Bring it to boil.
Bring to a boil, cover, simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or till liquid is absorbed.
Let set for a few minutes before serving.
I am sending this to IAVW - Mexican event hosted by Vaishali .