Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mexican Style Rice

This is a quickie cheats version of a Mexican Rice that we actually had with Chicken Taco Bake and it complimented it nicely.

A dish full of colourful vegetables and spiced by using packet taco seasoning made it not only an easy dish to prepare but had a nice Mexican taste and look to it.

Mexican Style Rice

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 3

1 cup long grain white rice
cooking spray
1 brown onion, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 red capsicum, diced
1 green capiscum, diced
1/2 cup frozen corn kernals
2 tablespoons packet taco seasoning
2 tablespoons water
fresh coriander to garnish

Cook rice in a large saucepan of water as per packet instructions. Drain and set aside to cool.

Spray a large frying pan over medium heat, coat with cooking spray and cook onions and carrots for 3 - 5 minutes until softened. Add capsicum and corn, cooking for a further 5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and water mixing through vegetables, cook for 2 minutes. Add rice and stir until mixed completely.

Serve sprinkled with remaining taco seasoning and garnish with coriander.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Rice Exporters said...

mmmmm.. waoo. its looking so delicious thanks for sharing this with us...

DailyChef said...

Yum! This will go so well with a number of dishes. Thanks!