Mexican Inspired Rice

Capsicums these days are cheap and of great quality. I’ve been enjoying many dishes these days with them as the main flavour.

To me capsicums, tomatos and corn just scream out MEXICAN!

You will need:

2 cups rice – soaked

2 large ripe tomatoes (i only used one because i needed the other for my salad) – finely chopped or pureed.

2 small green and red capsicums – chopped

2 chicken thigh fillets- fat and skin removed – cubed

3 cloves of garlic – minced

one large onion – finely diced

1.5 tablespoons corriander powder

0.5 tablespoon cumin powder

3 teaspoons sweet paprika

chillis or chilli powder (optional)

2 tablespoons dry oregano

1 cup peas and corn

To make:

Saute onions, capsicum, garlic and chicken in some oil until fragrant. Add spices and stir until fragrant.

Add tomatoes and cook until softened. Add enough water to cook rice, add vegetables and season well. Add rice and cook.

Serve with tangy avocado/toaato salsa. Enjoy!

Tip:

You can add more tomatoes or tomato paste for more intense colour and flavour

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