This goes good as a part of the platter or inside a burrito. I read this recipe from a magazine sometime back and i don't remember the name. Also, i vaguely remember exact ingredients used in the recipe and so, here comes my own version. The addition of black beans is my special Mexican touch. Also , i made some burritos with the left over rice, store bought tortillas, with more beans, veggies and sour cream. It tasted gr8! We all loved it!
Here comes the recipe...

  • Long grain rice - 1 cup
  • Black beans - 1/2 cup cooked
  • Onion - 1
  • Green bell pepper - 1
  • Garlic - 2 or 3 cloves
  • Jalapeno peppers - 1 or 2
  • Cilantro - 1 small bunch, washed an chopped
  • Water - 1 1/2 cups or as per the quality of the rice
  • Crushed black pepper - as required
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Salt - as required
How to make it:

Heat a griddle (no oil necessary) and cook the bell peppers, garlic and onion until charred on all sides. Let it cool. Blend the veggies with cilantro and jalapenos with little water into a paste. Heat oil in a heavy bottom non-stick pan, add the rice and fry for a while. Add the puree, enough water, salt, pepper and black beans. Close with the lid when the water starts to boil and simmer for 15 minutes until done. Garnish with more cilantro leaves.

I'm sending this to "It's a Vegan World - Mexican" hosted by Vaishali.

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33 Responses
  1. indosungod Says:

    Black beans are delicious in pretty much anything. This rice looks like a great way to use them.

  2. Happy cook Says:

    Wow beautiful colour.
    And it looks so delicious too.

  3. Asha Says:

    Beautiful contrast of colors Anu. Enjoy,, happy Ugadi! :)

  4. Vaishali Says:

    Anu, this is such a beautiful dish, and I'm going to be sure to try it soon. Thanks for sending it in to IAVW Mexican.

  5. Vishali Says:

    another Vishali here Anu...:D

    delicious mexican entry.....i love mexican food...good one...and wishing you and your dear ones a very happy Ugadi !!

  6. Priya Says:

    Wat a terrific Colour Anu, delicious mexican rice...Happy Ugadi..

  7. Sophie Says:

    I love black beans and rice! I haven't had green rice before, that is so neat, I'll have to try it :).

  8. Priti Says:

    Nice colour combination ..looks yum...gud entry

  9. Cham Says:

    Such a beautiful color and Happy Ugadi!

  10. Superchef Says:

    very lovely click..loved the colour of the rice! Happy Ugadi to you!

  11. Madhumathi Says:

    Wow..thats a b'ful click..It looks yummy..Nice entry for the event!

  12. Preety Says:

    thats a gr8 recipe..i would add little soy sauce too..:)

  13. Priya Sriram Says:

    Hot hot yummy dish! Picture looks as if you are trying to feed me! :D How wonderful it would be.... he hee!

  14. Anu Says:

    Wow i love Mexican food! Wonderful entry. Simple and tasty... nice color too :)

  15. Pooja Says:

    nice color...looking great..

  16. Ashwini Says:

    Love mexican Rice..Lovely color..Yumm

  17. Me too love Burrito's..beans making it more healthy n yum Anu..:)

  18. Vibaas Says:

    Looks so delicious. nice variation to the regular mexican rice - the red one :D

  19. vidhas Says:

    Lovley color, Anu. Simple and delcious. Can i try wothout jalpenos.

  20. miss v Says:

    this is great. it would be really good with some fajita... or a just served up with a few tomatoes for lunch. yum!

  21. THe dish looks very yummy Anu, lovely color :)

  22. different rice. looks yummy and sounds good too. resembles our kothamalli sadham.

  23. Uma Says:

    Nice click Anu! Looks great and yummy! I have posted a similar recipe (Aroz Verde) long back. Yours look more appetizing.:)

  24. A_and_N Says:

    I love Mexican food :) This looks beautiful.

  25. n33ma Says:

    Thats a nice click!!!!looks very good!

  26. Laavanya Says:

    That looks yummy.. i've made something similar but without the black beans.. the roasted veggies give it a nice flavour.

  27. Usha Says:

    Mexican rice looks delicious, lovely color too :-)

  28. Valarmathi Says:

    Nice color. Looks tempting.

  29. meeso Says:

    The rice sounds so fresh and must smell amazing!!

  30. LG Says:

    This is interesting Anu. Will try it soon :)

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