Vegetarian Mexican Rice Recipe | How To Make Mexican Rice

Mouthwatering Mexican Rice Recipe

Mexican cuisine is one of the best cuisines in the world. It is flavourful and packed with herb and spices. It is also easy to make. It has travelled worldwide, and its geographical location influences the Mexican cuisine that we see today. Mexican rice is one of the most popular dishes known in the world. We have a Mexican rice recipe that is perfect for those days when you get home from work and crave something fulfilling which does not require a lot of efforts. It requires minimal ingredients that you can probably find in your local markets

You must have had authentic Mexican rice in restaurants, but have you ever tried to cook it at home? It is one of the simplest recipes to make; you can even make them one-pot. If you are looking for some authentic Mexican rice recipes, then you are at the right place. Orient Asian brings you the authentic Mexican rice recipe you can make at your home for dinner night.

In this blog, you will find a list of the required ingredients, the prep needed for the dish and detailed cooking instruction for the veg Mexican rice recipe.


  • 2 tsp oil
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • One medium-sized onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Three different mixed bell peppers
  • ½ tsp herbs
  • One zucchini.
  • 1 tsp water
  • 3 tsp of tomato puree
  • 1 tsp of red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • Orient Asian Mexican chutney
  • ½ cup kidney beans
  • 1 cup of rice


  1. Roughly chop 1 tsp of garlic.
  2. Finely chop one medium-sized onion.
  3. Chop a bowl full of mixed bell peppers.
  4. Chop half a bowl of zucchini.
  5. Cook ½ cup of kidney beans by either boiling them in water or cooking them in a pressure cooker.
  6. Cook 1 cup of rice.

Pro Tip: Squeeze five drops of lemon when cooking the rice; also add 1 tsp of oil. The lime juice and the oil make the rice less sticky and loose, perfect for this Mexican rice recipe.

Note: This dish can be made with leftover rice from the afternoon or night before. In fact, last night’s rice makes the dish taste even better.

Cooking Instructions for vegetarian Mexican rice recipe:

Step 1: Add 2 tsp oil to a hot pan.

Note: Make sure the pan does not get too hot. Too hot a pan will instantly burn the chopped garlic.

Step 2: Add 1 tsp of chopped garlic to the pan.

Step 3: Saute till the garlic is light brown.

Step 4: To the garlic, add a medium-sized chopped onion.

Step 5: Cook the chopped onion until translucent in colour.

Step 6: To the pan, add a pinch of salt.

Note: The salt accelerates the speed of cooking the onion.

Step 7: Add a bowl of chopped mixed bell peppers to the pan.

Step 8: To it, add ½ tsp of mixed herbs. They bring along magical flavours and aroma.

Step 9: Add half a bowl of chopped zucchini.

Step 10: Add 1 tsp of water and mix well.

Step 11: Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 12: After 4 minutes, add 3 tsp of tomato puree to the pan.

Step 13: Add 1 tsp of chilli powder to the pan.

Step 14: Add 1 tsp of sugar to it.

Step 15: Add 4 tsp of Orient Asian Mexican sauce/chutney.

Step 16: Saute for 30-45 seconds.

Step 17: Add ½ cup of kidney beans to the pan.

Step 18: Add salt to taste.

Step 19: Add 1 cup of cooked rice to the pan and stir until thoroughly combined.

Step 20: Take it off the heat and serve hot with Orient Asian Mexican chutney at the side.

Pro tip: Serve the rice with some veg Enchiladas for the perfect date night dinner.

So, instead of ordering in today, make this authentic Mexican rice at home. Do let us know how did it turn out in the comments below. Also, get your hands on our Orient Asian Mexican chutney from Amazon or Bigbasket.

If you liked this recipe we also a whole list of easy and quick recipes on our blog here. From quick breakfast recipes to easy evening snacks recipe, from curry recipes for lunch to salad dressing recipes. We’ve got it all! Scroll through our website to find and explore recipes for your favourite Asian dishes and oriental cuisines. With our curry pastes, sauces and chutneys now you don’t have to visit a restaurant to savour the flavour of authentic Asian cuisine and instead you can become a master chef from the comfort of your home.


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