Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mexican Style Rice

Traditional Mexican Style Rice

Traditional Mexican INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice, uncooked
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon powdered saffron
  • 3 cups water
First of all heat the oil in a large saucepan over a low to medium heat. And then put the onions in and saute until brown. Add the rice, and stir so that the oil coats the grains. Then add the bell pepper, tomato sauce, chili and cumin powder, garlic, salt, saffron, and water. Cover the pan and bring to a boil, then reducing the heat, allow it to simmer. Let it cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the rice is nice and tender, stirring occasionally. Serve hot. Enjoy the traditional Mexican rice !

Monday, August 27, 2012

Traditional Mexican Recipe : Lime Beef with Tortillas

Traditional Mexican Recipes: Lime Beef with Tortillas

  • 4 medium limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 small tomatoes
  • 1 (1 1/2 pound) flank steak
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
About 5-6 hours before serving:

Grate peel and squeeze lime juice. Chop onion. In 13 x 9-inch dish, combine lime juice, lime peel, onion, chili powder, red pepper and salt. Add steak, turn and marinate for 4-5 hours, turning several times.

About 1 hour before serving:

Remove steak from marinade. Pour marinade into a 1-quart saucepan, heat to boil, boil 5 minutes and pour into small bowl. Beat with fork while adding olive oil in thin stream. Set aside.
Cut tomato wedges, cut avocados into thin wedge, and warm tortillas in oven.Grill steak 5-10 minutes. Cut in thin diagonal slices. This great tortillas is ready to serve....nice taste !