Mexican Rice..Gentle Flavored Side Dish

By Salma Yassin

CAIRO, March 14 (SEE)- Mexican basmati rice has a unique flavor as a side dish with chicken or meat and it could be a perfect choice to convert traditional ways of cooking rice.

What distinguishes this recipe is the added spices like cumin and cilantro.

Also, the mixture of garlic, onion and jalapeno pepper give it a gentle taste and texture that you should give it try. Here’s the recipe


1 kilo basmati rice
100 gm oil
1 liter water
100 gm fine chopped onion
100 gm chopped green pepper
50 gm chopped jalapeno pepper
100 gm tomato sauce
4 cubes chicken broth
5 gm black pepper
5 gm cumin
50 gm chopped green cilantro
50 gm chopped garlic cloves


In a cooker, add oil and let it heat well, then add chopped onion, green pepper, jalapeno pepper and garlic.

Flip them all and set on heat for 5 minutes.

After that, add tomato sauce, black pepper, cumin and cilantro.

Add the rice and keep flipping for 3 minutes.

In another cooker, heat up water with the chicken broth till boiling then add the water to the rice and flip all components well.

After boiling again, turn heat down and let cook for 20 minutes.

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