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Mexican Fried Rice

Simple Mexican fried rice made with colorful peppers and Mexican seasoning
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Rini Desarin


For the Rice

  • 2.5 Tbsp Corn Oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp Garlic Shredded
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Optional
  • ¼ cup Red Onions Finely diced
  • 6 pieces Mini Sweet Peppers Use a variety of colors
  • cup Black Beans From can, drained
  • cup White Beans From can, drained
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice Uncooked
  • 2 tsp Salt Adjust to taste
  • 1 Jalapeno Finely chopped, Optional
  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning Or Fajita Seasoning
  • 5.5 cups Water Set about ½ cup aside
  • ½ cup Baby sweet peas Do not thaw, if using frozen
  • ¼ cup Green Enchilada Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice

For The Garinish

  • ¼ cup Baby Sweet Peas Thawed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp Red Onions Finely diced
  • Cilantro


  • Heat a heavy bottom pan for 30 seconds on medium heat and then add the oil
  • Add the cumin seeds and garlic
  • After 30 seconds, add the onions and mini sweet peppers
  • Saute for about 4 minutes on medium heat making sure it doesn't burn
  • Add the black beans and white beans
  • Saute for 2 minutes then add the rice
  • Stir fry the rice for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Add the jalapeno, taco seasoning and salt
  • Add the water, but, save about ½ cup
  • Cover it and let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes
  • Uncover, add the peas and green enchilada sauce
  • Cover again and cook for another 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently
  • If it feels too dry, add the ½ cup of water
  • When done, mix in the lime juice
  • Mix the garnish ingredients and top it on the rice
  • Serve immediately


The amount of water will depend on the type of rice you use.  This recipe uses basmati rice.