|Mexican Rice with Beans|
Winter is a season where your food cravings/taste buds just go on a twist or toss…..I mean with so many holidays and best of the holiday treats the food choices are endless.
So continuing our holiday food spree, Today I wanted to share with you all a very healthy, quick and flavor packed recipe of “Mexican Rice with Beans” using brown rice. It’s made using healthy veggies along with rice, seasoning and any kind of broth (vegetable / chicken). And to give it an extra spark, you can add some tabasco sauce and Taco seasoning but as said, it’s completely optional.
I know a lot of us LOVE to eat rice ….. it’s like a top level comfort food dish (any variety) but because of some restrictions, we hardly eat it regularly.
Hence, whenever I get a chance/recipe, I try to incorporate brown rice into a regular (white rice) dish …. Now the main challenge with such recipes is that some of them ONLY taste good in white rice and there’s so substitute.
BUT using brown rice in this recipe makes it absolutely yummy and I guarantee you won’t miss the white rice here and we can eat it more often.
Pot – To cook the rice
Large Spoon/Spatula – For sauteing and stirring
Brown Rice –You can use any long grain
Boiled Red Beans(Rajma) – You can use
canned beans too(Just drain water)
Tomato Sauce – You can use fresh or
Cloves Garlic – Finely Chopped
– Finely Chopped
Chicken Bullion – You may use veggie
bullion/homemade broth/water as per convenience
Water – You can “Omit” this if
of One Lemon
Olive Oil – Any Flavorless oil
Salt (As per taste)
Red Chili Powder
Crushed Black Pepper
Mexican Seasoning (Optional) – For some extra flavor.
Tabasco Sauce(Optional) – You can use any pepper based light texture sauce like Tapato/Cholula/Etc
- In a
large pot, heat oil for a minute.
heat to medium, add chopped onion, jalapeño and sauté for a minute(The onions would turn slight brown).
add rice, garlic and sauté for about 3mins (Till rice looks golden caramelized brown).
tomato sauce and sauté for another minute.
add seasoning, chicken bullion, beans, water, stir everything and cover the pot for
the rice to cook for about 10-15mins.
the rice is cooked, sprinkle lemon juice and fluff the rice evenly.
- Optional Step – Sprinkle tabasco and taco seasoning on top
- Transfer in serving bowls/plates and Serve