Pulav Mexican Style/ Mexican Paella/ Mexican Rice

On the second day of the mexican cuisine for the journey through the cuisines, I bring a familiar looking rice dish. 

Mexican cooking is very similar to the spanish food due to the colonies setup back there but the mexican food has retained its distinct flavors.

Now this rice dish is pretty much similar to what we make for pulav, except for the amount of tomatoes used in this ad also the fact that the tomatoes are not overcooked like we do in our gravy dishes. Personally the acidity hit me when I tasted the mexican rice or even the Spanish Paella but then that grows on as the corn and onion starts counter balancing it.

1 cup rice, washed and soaked 
1 cup tomato puree
1 onion finely chopped
1 tspn ginger garlic paste
1 cup fresh corn
1 tspn all spice powder
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn black pepper
salt to taste
Oil to cook

1) In a pan, heat oil, add the chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 min.
2) Add the tomato puree and let it reduce to 2/3rd. No need to cook until the raw smell of tomatoes goes, as the rice is meant to be little acidic like a paella
3) Add the corn, all spice powder, red chilly and salt.
4) Add the rice and about 1.5 cups of water. Cover and let it cook- about 15 min
5) Keep stirring occassionally to ensure the rice does not stick at the bottom. 
6) This rice will be on the stickier side but not to be overcooked as the grains still need to intact.
7) Serve this with a side dish of your choice or eat as is..


Priya Suresh said…
Just love this flavourful Mexican rice, my all time favourite.
Srivalli said…
Sounds so much like our own pulao..
Usha said…
Haha, loving how you are coming up with Indian names for almost all of the international dishes you have prepared so far. Mexican rice is so flavorful with minimal spices
Gayathri Kumar said…
Looks so much like Indian pulao. Very delicious..
Srividhya said…
wow all spice powder in pulav.. interesting. will give it a try.
That is a simple version of Mexican rice , sounds easy and delicious .
Kalyani said…
Interesting pick ! N so similar to our pulao
Looks and sounds like our pulav:)
Suma Gandlur said…
I assumed it would be a cousin of Spanish version but it seems like right up our alley with those spice levels. ☺
Pavani said…
I love this simple one pot meal. Sounds delicious.
Smruti Ashar said…
I love Mexican rice and yours looks totally inviting and amazing!!
Simple and comforting rice this is!
Mexican rice looks simple and flavorful.

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