Simple & Quick Veg Mexican Rice

This is a spiced and flavorful Veg Mexican rice with Homemade Fresh Mexican Paste. I have already posted a Homemade Mexican Spice Mix, but this fresh paste has a totally different taste, do try this and you will love it.

For The Fresh Mexican Paste
1 Each Red & Yellow Bell Pepper/Capsicum
3 Medium Tomatoes
4 Dried Kashmiri Red Chilies
8 Big Cloves Garlic
1 Medium Onion
Salt To taste
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Serve Two
250 Ml Cup Measurement
For the Rice

1 Cup Rice
½  Cups Hot Water
1 Vegetable Stick Cube
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped
1 Fresh Green Garlic or 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

For The Fresh Mexican Paste 
Roasted the red and yellow bell pepers on the gas flame till the skin is charred. Peel the skin and roughly chop them.
Roughly chop the tomatoes, onion and garlic.
In a pan sauté tomatoes, capsicum, garlic and red chillies together in a tablespoon olive oil on medium high flame. Keep stirring till they are slightly charred but do not to burn it. Cool it. 
Then blend it in a mixer jar with little water to a fine paste.
Here our Mexican Paste is ready.
 The  leftover paste,  label and freeze it in a container.
For the Rice 
Heat  olive oil in a kadai/pot, sauté onions till translucent, add the chopped fresh green garlic and 3 tablespoons of the prepared Mexican Paste, fry for a minute, now add the washed rice and toss it lightly for a minute add the stock cube and mix it well, add hot water and bring this to a boil, let it simmer for 2 minutes on medium high flame,  give it a light stir. Cover with a lid and cook till rice is done for about 10 - 15 minutes . Stirring in between after every 3 minutes. Taste for salt add if necessary at it.
Simple & Quick Veg Mexican Rice is ready!!
I, enjoyed this with  Mexican Style Shrimps 
Labels: Rice, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Homemade, Masala, Mexican, Capsicum, International Cuisine, Serves Two, Main Course
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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