Mexican Flavoured Red Rice

29 Mar

A rice dish that can be eaten hot or cold. This recipe will serve four when bulked out with salad or other foods. Great for lunches to take to work. Use kidney beans or peas. Try using red rice found in supermarkets, its very chewy and high in protein.

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp dried coriander
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder (hot or mild)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder (you could try fresh garlic)
  • 2 onions
  • Grated carrot (optional)
  • 200g cooked kidney beans or frozen peas
  • 200g uncooked Red Rice

Boil the rice as the packet suggests…meanwhile

Add the oil to pan and heat until it starts to sizzle, turn down the heat and the cumin seeds and fry lightly for one minute.

Add the onions and grated carrot if using then fry for a minute or two until onions go soft.

Add the coriander, paprika, oregano, chilli powder and garlic powder and mix all ingredients well.

Next add in your freshly cooked red rice (or rice of choice) and stir fry all ingredients together for up to five minutes.

Serve immediately or save for cold dishes.

I ate it with Cabbage Salad (inspired by Jamie Oliver) and roasted sweet potato chunks and everyday salad.

 

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Lime, chilli and cabbage salad with mex rice and peas
Mex Rice with sweet Potatoes and salad (cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper and rocket leaves.
Mex Rice with kidney beans, sweet potatoes and salad (cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper and rocket leaves. Sweet potatoes were previously cooked by roasting in coconut oil and added cold

 

Served with chopped red onion, cucumber, cherry tomato and peppers and a whole avocado. I used a teaspoon of chilli powder in this one!
Served with chopped red onion, cucumber, cherry tomato and peppers and a whole avocado. I used a teaspoon of chilli powder in this one! Also a different brand of red rice (found in the world foods aisle of the supermarket. Much cheaper but not as red as the other rice.

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