Monday, April 6, 2009

Veg.Mexican Rice with Avocado,Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Nutritional Value

Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol, they are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. It also contains measurable amounts of related carotenoids (zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) plus significant quantities of tocopherols (vitamin E).

Black Beans: Black beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other legumes, In addition to lowering cholesterol, black beans' high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia When combined with whole grains such as brown rice, black beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein.

Cooking Time : 10 min.
Preparation Time : 15-20 min.
Serves 2 to 3.

Ingredients For Mexican Rice
1 cup cooked Basmati or Thick Variety Rice
1/2 cup black/red beans cooked
1/2 cup jullian or chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup yellow corn (fresh or frozen)
1/2 teaspoon green chilli-ginger paste
1/2 teaspoons chilli-garlic sauce
1Tbsp Taco Seasoning Mix
** Salt taste

For the tempering
1 tablespoon oil or butter
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

For the garnish
1 tablespoon chopped coriander.

For Avacado,cucumber & Tomato Salad.

1 cup diced ripe avacado
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced cucumber or celery
1/4 cup chopped coriander

For Dressing
1Tbsp Olive Oil
2tsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 black pepper powder
* Salt to taste

Method to make Mexican Rice.

1. Make the rice, Place the rice in a sieve and rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear. Set aside.
2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, over medium heat.
3. Add cumin seeds, as it becomes toasted and fragrant,in about 30secs add the green chilli-ginger paste,chilli-garlic sauce , then add black/red beans,bell pepper,corn,rice,and then add salt & taco seasoning mix.
4. Mix all together quickly & lower down the flame.Set aside.

For Avacado,Cucmber & Tomato Salad.
1. Mix Avacado, tomato,cucumber & coriander in a Salad bowl. Keep aside.
2. Take a mixing bowl, add olive oil, salt,blackpepper,and lemon juice. Mix it well, and pour it over the salad.

Tip: You can use any salad dressing you like, the above goes well and it is mostly liked by everyone.


Hiren said...

i tried cooking this dish at my home , it really tastes good !
thank you
a2zvegetariancuisine ....

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

Thanks !! Keep checking.. more healthy recipe's on the way.

Rolland said...

You guys are doing a very good job. I haven't seen a food blog with nutritional information. I am a big fan of vegetarian food and I will keep looking at your site.

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

Thanks Rolland, After doing a hard work, we wait for a comment, good or bad, it really motivates us & put us on the path to excel everyday, to come up with healthy recipes.

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