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Mexican Rice (Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Option)

Mexican Rice (Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Option)

This is a great dish to have when you are pre-preparing in advance, and is ideal for a party. As Christmas and New Year is approaching you can have a great dish that is stress free and which tastes great! You can even make this the night before and just warm through the next day. You can add any vegetables of your choice. Serve with a tomato salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Perfect!

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  1. 2 Cups Cooked, Cooled, Boiled Basmati Rice
  2. 3tbsp Oil
  3. 1 Red Onion- Finely Chopped
  4. 1 Yellow Capsicum/ Pepper- Finely Chopped
  5. ½ Red Capsicum/Pepper- Finely Chopped
  6. ½ Orange Capsicum/Pepper- Finely Chopped
  7. 1 Whole Broccoli- Cut into Small Florets
  8. 4 Cloves of Garlic- Crushed
  9. Handful of Chopped Coriander
  10. 1 Can/400g Black Beans or Red Kidney Beans – (I used Kidney Beans but it is better to use Black Beans)
  11. 4tsp Coriander/Cumin Powder
  12. 4tsp Paprika
  13. 2tsp Cayenne Chilli Pepper
  14. 8-10 Slices Jalapenos- In the jar
  15. Strips of Cooked Chicken (Dry) – As much as you prefer- Optional for Non Vegetarians
  16. Salt to taste

Method

In a wide bottomed pan take the oil and onions and cook until they turn translucent. Add the garlic and all the vegetables. Cook until the vegetables but still have a crunch in them. Add the spices, jalapenos, beans and salt. If you are adding chicken, add it at this point. Give it a good stir and finally add the rice and chopped coriander. Check for salt. Ready to serve!

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