Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quesadilla and Mexican rice

I love Mexican food.I wanted to make quesadilla for brunch today.But I had to make something different for my 19 month old  and he loves Mexican rice.So this was our brunch menu,quesadilla with  side of mexican rice.I know the pics donot do justice....I will re post them when I make them again.....

Mexican rice :
2 cups of spanish rice or any long grain rice
1 medium onion chopped
2-3 tomatoes (pureed)
2 jalapeno peppers finely chopped
1/2 cup mixed veggies(carrots,peas,green beans chopped (optinal))
1 bay leaf
4 garlic cloves(grated on the finer side of the grater)
1 tbsp tomato paste(optional)
2 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup water
1/4 cup cilantro
A pinch of saffron(optional)
1&1/2 tbsp cumin pwd
1tbsp corrinader pwd
Salt to taste
Olive oil/butter

Method :
Heat olive oil or butter.Add the rice and fry till it turns golden brown.Donot burn.Keep aside.Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf,garlic,jalapenos,onion and fry till the onion is translucent.Add tomato paste and satue for 2 mins.Add the mixed veggies and saute for 3-4 mins.Add the tomato puree,cumin pwd, corriander pwd and chicken broth ,saffron and let it come to a boil.Check for salt.Add rice,mix and cook till the rice is cooked adding more water if necessary.Add  the finley chopped cilantro and fold it in gently.Serve hot.Enjoy!!!!!!


2 large flour tortillas
1 can of balck beans(washed and drained)
1 large onion sliced thin
1 large red bell pepper
1/4 cup canned/bottled jalapenos(chopped finely)
1tbsp oil
salt to taste

Method :
Heat oil in a pan and add red bell pepper and saute for 2 mins and add the onion ,salt and cook till it gets translucent.Add the drained beans and  mash some of them.Add the chopped jalapenos and saute for a min and switch off the stove.Heat the tortillas in microwave for 30 secs wrapped in a damp paper towel.Keep aside covered.Take one tortilla place it in a pan and add cheese to cover half the tortilla.Add the bean and onion mixture and spread then add the cheese again to cover the mixture.Carefully fold over the tortilla and place a heavy bottom vessel to cover the top of the tortilla and once the cheese on the bottom melts.Flip around the quesadilla and let the cheese melt.Plate, cut and serve with sourcream.Enjoy!!!!!!


AvanthiRao said...

Nice blog Bhargavi keep going.....

Bhagi said...

Thanks Avanthi.....

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Both the dishes look lovely, you have a nice blog.

Bhagi said...

Thanks A2Zvegetarian cusine(sry dunno ur name)...wish I had taken better photos though:)

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