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Mexican Baked Rice

Mexican baked rice is a brilliant side dish that’s perfect with almost any spicy main. Baked in the oven the rice goes crisp giving it the most amazing texture to go with is fresh flavours.

Method

  1. Add the rice, turmeric, chilli powder and cumin seeds to a pan of boiling water and season to taste
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook until the rice is cooked through, remove from heat and allow to cool
  3. Once cooled mix in the peas, sweetcorn, diced peppers, coriander and crushed chillies
  4. Take a small skillet pan and heat a good knob of butter and add the rice mix but do not stir
  5. Allow the bottom to crisp and place in a pre-heated oven (180°c) for 15 minutes to heat through
  6. Repeat to create individual portions until all the mix is used
  7. To serve turn out the rice on to a plate and garnish with fresh coriander, sour cream, avocado and tomatoes