Weeknight Mexican Fiesta Rice – Simple and easy weeknight dinner for the family!An easy versatile vegetarian dish. Use it as a side dish for Mexican night, use the leftovers as a filling for burritos along with protein of your choice, or add cheese & sour cream and make your own burrito bowl.
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An incredible vegetarian meal that would excite your taste buds. Flavored with tomato sauce, spices, beans & colorful veggies. This Mexican Feasta Rice is easy to make and comes together quickly.It’s great as a main dish or as a side and as a professed hater of leftovers, this is one thing me & my boys actually eat the next day. Yep, it’s that good.
So the first day of spring was R3’s 6th birthday! He was really excited to celebrate it at school and guess what? It SNOWED arggggghhh . We had a huge snowstorm that brought everything to a standstill here. So we ended up shifting most of the celebrations to the coming weekend and planned to celebrate his birthday on 25th March. On his birthday, I made this Mexican fiesta rice and served it with his favorite toppings followed by a delicious Date and Wanut cake made at home coz the stores were closed. After dinner, he declared “Mexican fiesta rice and the cake was his favorites!”. And he demanded I re-sing his the birthday song at least five times before bed. So a birthday success, I’d say.
We are getting close to celebrating Cinco de Mayo and we sure love Mexican food at my abode. If you ever come across any of my friends or family, every party I plan revolves around the food and the rest is all an afterthought. So worked on his party menu for some time and guess what made the list. Do check out our recipes for Cinco de Mayo.
This Mexican Fiesta Rice was the top item on the list of food items. It’s traditional Mexican/Spanish rice kicked up a notch. The rice is cooked beforehand and then simmered for a short time with tomatoes, garlic, black beans, cumin, and chili powder and finished with fresh herbs. One more reason to choose this rice for the party was that the party place did not allow any open fire so I could not use any food warmers. This rice is perfect to serve at room temperature. You can add a jalapeno and made it as spicy as you wish. This Mexican Fiesta Rice rice is vibrant and fresh. Serve it with enchiladas or stuff it in a burrito or top it with grilled chicken or just devour in a bowl.
This is probably not an authentic Mexican Rice dish but it is made using classic Mexcian ingredients. And most the ingredients are pantry staple and some are probably rotting away in your fridge :P.
For more Mexican Recipes:
- Black bean and corn Enchiladas
- Tomatillo Salsa Verde
- Southwestern Spicy Chipotle pizza
- Burrito Bowl
- Pineapple Guacamole
- Pina colada
- Tex Mex lasagna
- Southwest chipotle salad
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