Mexican Style Rice

  • Mexican Style Rice
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  • 3 cups basmati rice
  • 3 x brown onions, diced
  • 1 x large tin red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 2 x tins, chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 x green capsicum, chopped
  • 1/2 x red capsicum, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olived
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1.5 cups grated cheese for topping
  • 3 Tbls ground cumin
  • 5 Tbls ground paprika
  • 1/4 tspn chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn pepper


Preheat oven to 180C and spray a large roasting dish with oil.

Rinse rice and cook by packet instructions until almost soft, drain and rinse under very hot water then drain very well leaving no water behind.

Meanwhile heat some Olive Oil in a large frying pan and cook onions until almost soft, add Basil and garlic and cook a further 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the Cumin, 3 TBS of the paprika, chilli flakes, ground chilli if using and the salt and pepper. Cook a further 1 minute stirring until fragrant. Remove from heat.

Put the rice into the roasting dish and add the rice mixture with the extra other 2 TBS of paprika and stir well. Mix in the tins of tomatoes and the Red kidney beans. Mix well so that everything is distributed evenly.

Pat down gently and smooth the top so that it is evenly sitting in the dish then cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove foil and top with the chopped tomatoes, olives, mixed capsicums and cheese. Bake a further 15 minutes until cheese is nicely melted then cut up and serve immediately.

Recipe is delicious cold or hot. Makes a lovely packed lunch also.

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  • Oh yummy! I’ve been looking for a good Meixcan rice recipe for ages. I’m going to try it tonight!


    by Louise Carter on 08/10/2012, 08:24
    Louise Carter
    • Hi Louise, how did you go? I sure hope you enjoyed it as much as I did..

      You can add some minced beef to the onion mix for a change on the recipe too :)


      by Ama Abejja on 11/10/2012, 13:13
      Ama Abejja
  • I love mexican and I am always on the lookout for other great mexican recipes! This looks yum!


    by Melissa Darr on 06/03/2013, 09:19
    Melissa Darr