Mexican Fried Rice makes for a hearty meal in a bowl and is very nutritious as it uses minimal oil, pre-boiled starch free rice and lots of vegetables
Mexican fried rice or Spanish Rice as it is called in the United States was actually invented in a Mexican port city called Veracruz. Mexican Fried Rice like the North Indian or Punjabi cuisine is spicy i.e has red and green chillies, a bit of Rajma/kidney beans and loads of vegetables as is put in veg pulao - for that extra fibre. The slight difference lies in its use of olives and jalapenos. Both are equally delicious though and both are hearty meal in a bowl.
The origin of Mexican cuisine goes back to 7000 BC when the nomadic tribes’ survival was dependent on hunting and gathering plants – the most commonly available being chili pepper. The cuisine that evolved eventually thus uses, even today, the freshest ingredients and minimal oil. Like Indian food, it uses spices and has lots of mouth watering flavours.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Mexican Tomato Salsa
Mexican Fried Rice is a great choice of vegan diets as well because the regular refined oil can be replaced with plant based oils like - olive oil or coconut oil also.