Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mexican Fiesta - Beans & Rice With Vegetable Stir Fry, Guacamole & Fresh Tomato Salsa


Know What U Eat: HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO !!!!!!!    Mexican lunch/dinner/snack idea's are always appreciated in my family, as it contributes food from almost all groups, fresh, very healthy & yummy.In the platter here, I have Guacamole dip for those crunchy whole corn chips, mix vegetable stir fry, rice with beans and favorite tomato/fruit salsa..About the whole recipe, although it doesn't take too much of time to make all of these in a single day session, some of them could be pre-made and stored in refrigerator. Its not exactly what we get in Chipotle, the famous Mexican grill, but its homemade, fresh and very much similar to its Burrito bowl, unless you like a scoop of everything in here wrapped up warm in your favorite tortilla, which we all love to eat whenever we decide to eat out now a days. For now enjoy this Mexican Fiesta..
Mexican Fiesta

Ingredients:
4 ripe hass Avocado's
1/2 C Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Juice of one lemon/lime
Salt & Pepper to taste


Method:
1.  Mash three riped avocado's, with a fork, add lemon juice, cilantro, salt - pepper mix everything, and keep it aside.
2.  Now dice the remaining avacado and add in above mixture..its thats simple. Enjoy!!


Note: 
1. Always choose greenish black riped hass avacado variety to make this dip.
2. This dip is always prepared fresh...Avcoado gets easily oxidized in contact with air..to avoid its browning make sure you add enough lemon juice.


Tomato Salsa: (For picture visit here)


Ingredients:
4 C Fresh Ripe wine tomatoes
1 Onion, red or yellow
1/2 C Fresh Cilantro, chopped
3 small Indian green chili OR 1 jalapeno pepper,chopped
1/2 tsp red chili powder OR 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
2 pinches of Sugar
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp Rice wine Vinegar / fresh lime juice


Method:
1.  Throw onions, green chillies, and chop in food processor using pulse setting for 3-4 times untill they are evenly chopped. Remember do not make a paste...then put tomatoes, and rest of the ingredients, again chop evenly using pulse. to keep it chunky.


Mexican Rice:(For picture visit here)


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 acc.to taste


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


For the garnish
1 tablespoon chopped coriander.


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.


Vegetable Stir Fry: (For picture visit here)


Ingredients:
1/2 C Diced Paneer / Tofu
4 C Mix Vegetables (Carrot,Brocolli,Zucchini,Cauliflower, Water Chestnuts,Bell peppers, Yellow Corn,Baby Corn) Washed & Diced in similar pieces.


For Seasoning:
1 Tbsp (EVOO) Olive Oil
3 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Dried Coriander Pwd
1 tsp Turmeric Pwd (optional)
3 tsp Taco Seasoning Mix
1 tsp red chilli flakes (optional)
Salt to taste


Method:
1. Heat oil in large non- stick skillet / kadhai.
2. Add all the vegetables, now add sesame seeds & toss it well, then add all the seasonings except salt. Put the flame on high and cook it for 5 - 6 mins for that crunch needed in this recipe, you can cook more if desired.
3. Add salt.
4. Mix it very well. Serve Hot. I would just eat them alone.....Works great as a side dish with Plain Rice / Indian flat bread / or with any other main course.


Sending it to Joyful Eating Whilst Travelling, event hosted by Jagruti.

49 comments:

shanthi said...

Fantastic complete meal

chakhlere said...

What a yummy spread!!! Mexican is my favorite food. Just loved it!!

Tina said...

Looks very colourful and delicious..

Parita said...

Oh my..what a feast!!

nivedita said...

Hi,
What a spread!! Mouth watering! Thanks for this lovely (picture)treat on my birthday!!

Vrinda said...

lovely spread n perfect fiesta meal...

AMA's AnythingVegetarian said...

Great Mexican Treat.Its been a longtime I indulged in Mexican food.I will try making your version this week.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Mouthwatering..........Love the click too

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Ole! Gorgeous Platter. Love all the dishes, the plate and the presentation dear.

RV said...

Mamamia..what a colorful palette. It looks a perfect meal.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

that's one delicious Mexican treat my dear..looks yummy yum yum:)

notyet100 said...

yummy platter,..wish i was part of this meal..

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! perfect meal..yummy spread..

Gulmohar said...

Perfect fiesta...am hungry now :-)

Jagruti said...

Lovely and delicious meal..love mexican food!!

~ Lopa said...

I love Mexican food, and your platter looks very colorful and refreshing, will surely try this as well :)

I am going to link your post again to my next post:)

(I hope you don't mind all this linking)

Az said...

Perfect Meal... Love the picture...

Sarah Naveen said...

Very colorful!!!! Wonderful and yummy platter ...ooh i m hungry

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks good...nice meal

Daisy Blue said...

Looks like a lovely feast !!

Srimathi said...

You have captured the whole feel to mexican cuisine. Thank you. Hey, one more thing, its really hard to find your "post a comment" option could you please move it down because I wanted to leave comments before and I had a hard time finding it.

Rachana Kothari said...

What a feast:) looks so colourful and delicious!

Pam said...

That dish would certainly be almost as good as being in the warm weather in Mexico now! It looks delicious and you incorporated many great flavors. I love black beans and rice together and this is indeed a fiesta! I'm so glad you visited my blog because now I can have the pleasure of looking at yours!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Awesome Spread...I love the click! Made me hungry. I like yours better than Chipotle's spread

Priya said...

Thats a lovely and fabulous spread....just love anything in Mexican food..awesome!!

Biren said...

What a delicious meal....everything looks so fresh and colorful. Yumm!

Mriganayani said...

Ok...when you come to my place to eat leftover soup - please pack these leftovers for me. I want to have this. Looks better than Chipotles! Love it!

Amy B. said...

Doesn't only look yummy and appealing! It's healthy too :) now I'm hungry!

kamalika said...

Hi, i am kamalika..new to the blog world...am on the verge of making co bloggers...welcome to my blog...

nice blog....

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Awesome... gal...
Am I invited for the fiesta???

BangaloreBaker said...

Recently I had eaten burrito bowl in Chipotle and wanted to try making it at home. Your recipe is quite similar. What they do is put some rice, pour beans on the top, salsa on the top of these two topped with guacamole and some lettuce. Yum.

Jayashree said...

Beautiful spread.

jeyashrisuresh said...

very recently tasted this similar type of mexican rice.love the platter.awesome clicks

AshKuku said...

What a Scrumptious plate that is????? Is there any way by which u could send that across to me???? I just wish & hope someone would come up with something that would help me in this regard..... !!!!! AWESOMELY PREPARED!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Rekha shoban said...

Nice spread...looks colourful and perfect meal.

Siddhi S said...

wow what a yummy meal....super yummy...loved all the dishes

Angie's Recipes said...

A perfect Mexican treat! Love that tomato salsa!

Padma said...

Nice spread of Mexican dishes. Looks colorful and very filling.

Dolly said...

What a gorgeous and delicious Spread !!!. I wanna come over too to and enjoy this Mexican treat... Beautiful Presentaion.

Suparna said...

great recipes and fab spread...no wonder I became a fan!! lol :)
Love u guys
TC

~ Lopa said...

Hi,

Thanks for pointing out raisins missing in ingredients list.
Yes its almost same.
I have provided link to your post for egg less version of carrot raisin cake.

Padhu said...

Fantastic! what a spread

R said...

this is so delicious, we eat at chipotle/baja fresh etc all the time, will try to make this at home for sure! BTW, there is an award for you in my blog, please get it :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

I adore Mexican food. You have some of my favorite dishes featured in this post.

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey the platter looks so colorful and delicious..very very tasty..

Chitra said...

was not sure if comment went through but just wanted to say this looks so great. i love mexican food and grew up on it - either having mexican or indian so have a soft spot for both cuisines:)

Meena said...

OOh, totally agree with you...that is a Mexican celebratory feast on a platter...great presentation as always.

Katy ~ said...

Love Mexican food. This is a bountiful fiesta for the eye and palate.

Usha said...

Fantastic spread, looks superb !

 
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