Mexican Rice

This rice dish is bursting with flavour – I love the lemon coriander combo and the fresh veggies give it that mexican kick. I served this with some taco chicken (will blog about it in the near future) but if you are not a meat eater, you can cook up some veggies with some mexicano seasoning and serve it with this rice

I like how a few cups of rice can go from plain old white rice to a rice dish with major flavour …  It looks extremely gorgeous on the table too … Give this a try, you will totally love it!

This rice dish is bursting with flavour - I love the lemon coriander combo and the fresh veggies give it that mexican kick. I served this with some taco chicken (will blog about it in the near future) but if you are not a meat eater, you can cook up some veggies with some mexicano seasoning and serve it with this rice

Summary

    Ingredients

    3 cups of white rice
    6 cups water (or 3 cups stock + 3 cups water or 6 cups stock)
    2 Juice of lemons
    A knob of butter
    2 cloves garlic mashed to a paste
    1 medium onion diced fine
    2 large tomato sliced
    1 avocado chopped
    1 can of black beans drained
    Freshly chopped coriander leaves
    to taste Salt

    Steps

    1. Melt some butter in a pot. Add the mashed garlic to the melted butter, once its all fragrant add the rice and the liquid – you can just add water / stock / or a mix of both. Add the juice of 1.5 lemons – save a bit to add a finishing touch. Season with a bit of salt and cook over medium heat
    2. In the mean time chop up the veggies – onion, avocado, tomatoes and the coriander
    3. Once the rice is cooked, add some freshly chopped coriander leaves and remaining lemon juice and very gently fluff the rice
    4. Transfer to a bowl and then top it with the veggies – the black beans, followed by the onions, tomatoes, avocado and the coriander leaves
    5. Serve it immediately

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