Spicy Mexican rice in a rice cooker

A great companion dish to any mexican main or just eat it alone and it's equally delish
Mexican spicy yellow rice with chilis and sauces frijoles beans

The jalapeno chillis give a lovely smokey but subtly spicy flavour and cooked in your Yum Asia rice cooker makes it even easier! A great side dish which is vegetarian and vegan – best of all your leftovers can be used the next day to make ‘Mexican fried rice’, just try in the same way you would normal cold rice and it’s a
delicious twist to a lunchtime staple.

AuthorHungry PandaCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

 1 cup (measured with the cup that comes with your Yum Asia rice cooker
 1 clove of garlic - crushed
 ½ red onion - sliced
 1 jalapeno chillis (chopped finely, seeds left in – depends on how spicy you like it!). You can substitute fresh with ones from a jar if you want to
 1 tin of tomatoes (we strain and push this through a sieve to just get the liquid, but you could use passata instead)
 1 cube of chicken, beef or veg stock
 100 ml hot water
 1 pinch black pepper

1

Put one irce measuring cup of rice in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and leave to drain.

2

Put a teaspoon of olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic, onion and jalapeno, once slightly browned add the rice and fry until it’s dried out and turning slightly golden.

3

Add the rice, garlic, onion and jalapeno to the rice cooker bowl and then pour the tomato juice on top. Stir well, add a shake of pepper and the stock cube and water. If necessary, top up with water to between the 1 and 2 cup line for white rice.

4

Close the lid and press ‘START’ (normal white rice / long grain setting)

5

When the cooking cycle is complete, lift the lid, it will look like the below photo and is a bit wet. Stir the rice to release the steam and moisture and leave on keep warm for at least 30 minutes – this will dry the rice out a little.

Ingredients

 1 cup (measured with the cup that comes with your Yum Asia rice cooker
 1 clove of garlic - crushed
 ½ red onion - sliced
 1 jalapeno chillis (chopped finely, seeds left in – depends on how spicy you like it!). You can substitute fresh with ones from a jar if you want to
 1 tin of tomatoes (we strain and push this through a sieve to just get the liquid, but you could use passata instead)
 1 cube of chicken, beef or veg stock
 100 ml hot water
 1 pinch black pepper

Directions

1

Put one irce measuring cup of rice in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and leave to drain.

2

Put a teaspoon of olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic, onion and jalapeno, once slightly browned add the rice and fry until it’s dried out and turning slightly golden.

3

Add the rice, garlic, onion and jalapeno to the rice cooker bowl and then pour the tomato juice on top. Stir well, add a shake of pepper and the stock cube and water. If necessary, top up with water to between the 1 and 2 cup line for white rice.

4

Close the lid and press ‘START’ (normal white rice / long grain setting)

5

When the cooking cycle is complete, lift the lid, it will look like the below photo and is a bit wet. Stir the rice to release the steam and moisture and leave on keep warm for at least 30 minutes – this will dry the rice out a little.

Spicy Mexican rice in a rice cooker

HANDY TIP!Add a handful of frozen/fresh peas at the beginning of the cooking cycle to add extra flavour and colour. You can also replace some of the water with stock instead. For meat lovers this pairs well with fajitas!