One pot Mexican rice!




  • Basmati rice : 1 1/2 cup

  • Yellow, green and red bell peppers: roughly chopped

  • Kidney beans (boiled) : 1/2 cup

  • Corn (boiled): a handful

  • Frozen peas: 1/2 cup

  • Garlic: 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

  • Onions: 2 medium sized (chopped)

  • Tomato puree : 1/2 to 1 cup

  • Tomato sauce: 1 tbsp

  • Oil: 2 tbsp

  • Butter 1 tbsp

  • Salt as required

  • Black pepper

  • Cumin powder: 1/2 tsp

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp

  • Dried herbs: 1 tsp

  • Red chilli flakes: 1 tsp

  • Jalapenos: few

  • Water to cook rice: 2.5 cups

  • Fresh coriander to garnish


  1. Soak the basmati rice in water for about 20 mins

  2. In a wok add oil and butter and saute finely chopped garlic for 2 mins on low to medium heat.

  3. Add the chopped onions and saute till soft.

  4. Now add the soaked basmati rice after straining and coat it well with the garlic and onions.

5.Now add the chopped bell peppers and frozen peas.

6.Saute for 2 - 3 mins.

7.Add tomato puree and mix well.

8.Now add the spices mentioned above ( cumin powder, red chilli powder, black pepper, salt , dried herbs, chilli flakes)

9.Mix well and add some tomato sauce.

10.Now add 2.5 cups of water and cook the rice.

11.When the water starts to boil add some corn, boiled kidney beans and jalapenos.

12.Cover with a lid and cook for 4- 5 mins till the rice is well cooked and starts to separate out.

13.Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.

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