Indian Mexican Rice

So there are days when we want to try something different from the normal cooking. That was the day for me when I came up with this idea. Twisting Indian fried rice with the Mexican touch. It turned out to be super delicious and named it as Indian Mexican Rice.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian Mexican

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins

Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

  1. Boiled Rice – 2 cups
  2. Potatoes – 1 large (chopped in small cubes)
  3. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  4. Tomatoes – 2 medium (seeded and finely chopped)
  5. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  6. Sweet Corn – 1/2 cup (boiled)
  7. Green Chilli – 1 (seeded and chopped)
  8. Ground Black Pepper – 1 tsp
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – 1 tsp
  11. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  12. Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
  13. Tortilla Chips or Nachos – as needed (optional)
  14. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Indian Mexican Rice:

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Add chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, green chilli, lemon juice and salt. Mix well. Your Salsa is ready. Keep is aside (image below)
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds. Let it splutter
  3. Add chopped potatoes, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper and salt. Mix. Cover and cook until potatoes are soft
  4. Now turn the flame to high and remove the lid. Cook for 2-3 mins till potatoes are crispy. Your Crispy Potatoes are ready. Keep it aside (image below)
  5. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds. Let it splutter
  6. Add boiled rice, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper and salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 mins on medium flame. Your Rice is ready. Keep aside
  7. Take a serving plate. Place desired amount of rice. Add some crispy potatoes, salsa and boiled sweet corn
  8. Your Indian Mexican Rice is ready. Place some Tortilla Chips or Nachos on the side and enjoy!!!

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