Mexican Fried Rice

How to make Mexican Fried Rice.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 onion, diced (white or brown)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper / capsicum, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup tinned black beans (drained)
  • 1 cup tinned corn kernels (drained) (or frozen corn)
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • Optional: 1 1/2 cups protein (chicken, pork, beef), shredded or diced
  • Sauce:
  • 6 tbsp enchilada sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions:

  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Add garlic and cook for 10 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the onion and bell pepper and cook until the onion becomes translucent – about 2 minutes.
  • If you are using uncooked protein, add it and sauté until just cooked through.
  • Add the black beans and corn. If you are using cooked proteins (like shredded cooked chicken) add it at the same time. Cook for 1 minute just to heat through.
  • Add the rice and sauce and stir quickly to coat the rice evenly.
  • Check seasoning and add more salt if you require it. Amount of salt required depends on the saltiness of the enchilada sauce you are using.
  • Season with black pepper and serve immediately.
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