Mexican Rice

“Talking about recipes that have been passed down through generations, I taught my daughter to make Mexican Rice, which was taught to me by the very famous Tarlal Dalal. Her book had a refreshing take on the most simple and old recipes; for instance, using Ketchup as an ingredient to infuse the right kind of flavour to the dish. Folks , heres presenting to you Mexican Rice, my family’s ode to the power woman Tarlal Dalal.


Rice— 1cup

Onion— 2

Carrot— 1

Capsicum— 1

Tomato — 1

Garlic— 3-4

Soya sauce— 1 1/2 tsp

Tomato ketchup— 1 tbsp

Pepper pwd— 1/2 tsp

Chilli flakes— 1/2 tsp

Salt— 1 1/4 tsp

Oil— 4-5 tbsp.

Method:-Wash and soak rice for half an hour. Cut one onion into small pieces. Cut the onion and rest of the vegetables into long thin strips Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add the garlic and fry for a minute, now add the onion cut into small pieces and saute till the onion becomes translucent. Now add the washed rice and saute till the grains are seperate. Now add water, 3/4 spoon of salt and cook the rice. Spread the cooked rice. Now in pan heat rest of the oil, add the oil and saute for a minute, now add the carrot and capsicum and saute further for 2-3 mnts. Now add the tomatoes and further saute for 2 more mnts, then add the remaining salt, pepper pwd, chilli flakes, soya sauce, tomato ketchup and give a stir and put of the heat. Now add this to the cooled rice and mix it together. Mexican rice ready.

Note– original recipe had cabbage instead of carrot. The day I decided to Mexican rice there was no cabbage at home so I used carrot.

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