Mexican Rice / Mexican Rice in Millets

Mexican rice

Mexican Rice / Mexican Rice in Millets

Mexican rice, as the title suggests, comes from the land of Mexico. Undoubtedly this is the most popular, favourite and common dish among Mexicans. Lots of vegetables with tomatoes added with chilli flakes and herbs lend an unique and authentic flavour to this dish.

I cannot say if this is anything close to authentic since I have not used long grain rice which the original recipe does. Instead, I have used Millets as a variation. But all I can say is trust me, this rice is so flavourful and above all easy to make.

The best Mexican rice has each grain separate which I have achieved in this. And it uses all necessary ingredients that the original Mexican rice uses. What more do we need? Try out this flavourful, healthy Millet recipe.

 

Mexican Millet Rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
pre cook beans30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: corn, mexican, millet, tomato, onion, red beans, rajma, jalapeno
Servings: 4 people
Author: Rama G

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup any millet cooked
  • 1 onion shopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped fine
  • 3 tbsp capsicum chopped
  • 3 tbsp red bell pepper (capsicum) chopped
  • 3 tbsp yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 3 tbsp tomato deseeded & chopped
  • 3 tbsp pre boiled Rajma
  • 3 tbsp pre boiled corn
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree (blend 2 tomatoes without adding water)
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp oil

Instructions

  • Heat oil, add garlic and sauté.
  • After few minutes, add onion and sauté till onions become translucent. 
  • Add all vegetables and sauté further for few more minutes
  • Add tomatoes and mix well till tomatoes become mushy.
  • Add tomato puree, chilli flakes, chilli powder, cumin powder, mixed herbs, salt and sauté further. 
  • Add corn, boiled Rajma and sauté further for few more minutes till the mixture becomes dry. 
  • Add cooked millet / rice and mix well. 
  • remove from fire and cool

Notes

  1. I have used Kodo millet. However, you can use any millet of your choice. 
  2. Make sure to keep each grain separate when cooking millets.
  3. Garlic, red beans (rajma), tomatoes and corn are necessary ingredients for any Mexican dish. 
  4. Mexican rice is normally spicy. You can add more chilli flakes / powder / jalapeno if you wish. 
 

 

You may also like these mexican recipes:

Burrito wrap 

Burrito Bowl 

 

 

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Welcome to my blog

 

February 10th is celebrated as World Pulses Day. I am an avid fan of whole pulses / lentils. When I took a review of my posts so far, I realised I have as of today posted 22 recipes using whole pulses & legumes. I decided to compile all those recipes and make an eBook that you can download from my site.

 

Healthy Eating 🙂

Rama Ganapathy