The first time I had Mexican rice was on a date in Vishakhapattanam, India and fell in love with it. It’s really easy to make and brings back some cute memories. Either way, it’s a perfect one pot meal, and any accompaniment is strictly optional.
One of my friends called it hipster Rajma-Chawal which while wrong on many levels isn’t exactly blasphemy. I made this version vegan just for fun, many other recipes use meat like pork or chicken, or perhaps grated cheese. I think the rice tastes pretty damn good on its own, so I decided not to mess with it that much.
This recipe will probably differ from many other recipes, which I honestly have no issue with that, because I am no one to speak for Mexican cuisine. I do enjoy their food though as much of it has flavours like chili, beans, veggies, rice, flatbreads, etc that are very similar to Indian food.
So, if you want to try this hipster Rajma Chawal, or if you want to make a hipster Veg Pilaf, let’s Go To The Kitchen.