Mexican Rice | Cilantro Rice Mexican Style | Step By Step Recipe | Cooking for 100

>>  Sunday, April 24, 2011

Along with the Coriander Rice that we prepared for our office staff, we also wanted to make something Mexican as our visiting colleague was good in Mexican dishes. She prepared a tasty salad with carrots and raisins. Seeing me prepare Coriander Rice, she said she would love to make their version of Rice which again uses Cilantro

First thinking she would need cooked rice, we cooked 2 kilos of rice along with the rice I needed for Coriander Rice. Later she said she would want raw rice as she wanted to make this sauteed version. Knowing that only a small portion of this rice may not be enough, we ended up making the same version in two ways and mixed it together. It blended so well. 

Our Mexican friend enjoyed her stay and loves Indian food. She was most surprised when we expressed the Mexican rice was very much similar to our way of making Rice. She made couple of other recipes that were really very tasty. I will be making those as I didn't take pictures of them, but have noted down the recipes.

Step by Step for making Mexican Rice

Making with pre cooked rice.

Mexican Rice with Cilantro

Rice - 1 cup
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro - 2 cups tightly packed
Tomato Broth - made with 1/2 kg
Purple onions - 2 medium
Thai Chilies - 6 long
Corn - 1/2 cup
String Beans / French Beans - 1 cups, chopped long
Oil - 2 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method to prepare:

Chop the onions as julienne, finely chop the coriander leaves. Make a broth of the tomatoes with water and keep it aside.

Heat a non stick pan with oil, butter add the onions, coriander leaves, saute well. Make a paste of the green chilies, add to the pan.

Then add the tomato broth, mix well. Next add the rice and combine everything well. Add 2 cups of water and cook over slow flame until done. This takes about 15 - 20 minutes to be done.

Fluff with fork to get everything nicely mixed.

When we made with the cooked rice, mix the cooked rice with rice and keep it covered.

Make a sauce of the purple onions, with coriander leaves, then add tomato broth. If you feel the spice is not enough, you can add red chili powder, mix in veg stock powder to it and add to the sauce. Cook well and finally add the tomato broth.

When everything comes done well, add to the cooked rice and mix well.

Keep it covered for a while so that it gets mixed properly.

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Gayathri Kumar April 24, 2011 at 1:36 PM  

It is so similar to our cooking style. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe..

Mehjabeen Arif April 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM  

Yummy looking rice.. love with potato chips..

vaishali sabnani April 24, 2011 at 3:30 PM  

interesting the bean corn combination with tomato.....

Prathima Rao April 24, 2011 at 6:54 PM  

Unusual & looks super yummy!!!
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Sobha Shyam April 25, 2011 at 1:41 AM  

Wonderful recipe..the rice looks very yummy :)

Smitha April 25, 2011 at 5:43 AM  

sounds delicious!....flavorful and yummy too!
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Nithya April 25, 2011 at 8:37 AM  

super delicious rice :) Wow you made them in really large quantity :)

Spice Lover April 25, 2011 at 9:37 AM  

Cooking for 100. Thats wonderful. Nice recipe.


aipi April 25, 2011 at 10:08 AM  

I really believe that the use of similar spices makes Mexican cuisine very close to Indian - I guess that is why Mexican cuisine is liked by Indian palettes n vice versa. The rice looks really flavorful- looking forward the other Mexican recipes that you mentioned in your post :)

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jayasree April 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

Flavorful rice...

Looking forward to the next edition of BM

lata raja April 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

One of my favourite rice variety. Very flavoursome :)

Kadhyaa... April 25, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

thats a very nice recipe..bookmarked

Cool Lassi(e) April 25, 2011 at 6:53 PM  

It sure looks yummy. Love the last photo especially. I want to dig in.

Mexico in my kitchen April 25, 2011 at 7:44 PM  

First time visiting your blog and I find a Rice with a Mexican flare. :) And, yes our cooking is very similar.

I love Indian food!


Angie's Recipes April 25, 2011 at 10:01 PM  

mmm...the cilantro rice looks so yummy!

SravsCulinaryConcepts April 26, 2011 at 7:08 AM  

very interesting and wonderful rice !!

divya April 26, 2011 at 7:53 AM  

Very tempting and mouthwatering rice....

Priya April 26, 2011 at 12:28 PM  

Mexican rice looks super delicious and simply inviting..

Srivalli April 27, 2011 at 6:32 AM  

Thank you everybody for dropping in

Divya Vikram April 30, 2011 at 12:23 PM  

The mexican rice recipe sounds so different. looks colorful and yummy Valli.

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