Monday, March 12, 2007


Some folks in the past have asked about my Tex Mex Fried Rice recipe. I thought I'd post it here in case some of you might be interested.

I don't have an exact recipe. Its one of those kind where I add a little of this and a little of that. But basically its the same as Chinese fried rice but with Tex-Mex seasonings. I put enough good-fat oil in a black skillet to cover the bottom. Then I put a layer of cooked rice about an inch deep. Then I put a variety of things....Tex Mex spices (cumin, red pepper, chili powder, salt, etc), dollops of salsa, and then according to what I have on hand, I might add corn, black beans, or even sauteed veggies such as chopped up zucchini. Usually, though, its just the corn and beans. I then add another layer of rice and more spices.I let that cook over medium heat for a while til the bottom begins to brown, then I use a spatula to flip over different sections so that the "top" has a chance to brown.Then we eat it up!

Its delish and packs a bit more nutritional punch than just Spanish rice. It can also be made very easily with brown rice. Or if you only have white rice, you can sprinkle it with untoasted wheat germ.

If you like it spicier, you can pump up the heat with Tabasco sauce or dried red pepper flakes.

Sometimes I'll serve refried beans and sour cream on top and eat it almost like a dip with tortilla chips. I had a big plate of it that way for breakfast a few mornings. I added some guacamole on top. It was YUM-O!

Hope you like it.


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this!! Can't wait to try it. Love tex-mex & all tihngs spicy!

Denise @ Creative Kitchen
(fellow FIAR mom)

Elysa said...

You are most welcome and thanks for directing me to YOUR cooking blog! Just looking at it is a scrumptious treat.

I'm thinking I need to feature one or more of your recipes here, what'cha think?