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Mexican risotto

So I came home and felt a bit in need of chilli and garlic in order to improve my sore throat. 

Pressed for time and lacking in enthusiasm, I peered into the food cupboards. 

I decided to try something a bit odd. 

We had rice, we had beans, we had a few other things. So I thought I’d give it a go. Substitutions will work. I used what we had. 

And so Mexican risotto was born. 


Sunflower oil 

Two chopped shallots

Three cloves of crushed garlic

A dried chilli

Half a diced red pepper

A tin of black beans

A small tin of sweet corn

Half a tin of tomatoes

A mug of rice

Half a packet of burrito mix

Serve with grated cheese

What I did

So I heated the oil and fried the onion. Then I added the rice and stirred for a bit. 

I added one mug of water and the burrito mix. 

I added the garlic and chilli. 

After a bit when it was getting angry I added another mug of water. 

I then added each of the other ingredients. Starting with tomatoes. Then each of the others in no particular order. 

Stirred it from time to time. 

That was it. 

Served with grated cheese. It was lovely. 


5 comments on “Mexican risotto

  1. rabthepict
    September 15, 2015

    It was yummmmmmmy x

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Allotmental
    September 15, 2015

    I like one pot cooking so might try something like this. Looks tasty

    Liked by 1 person

    • lizard100
      September 15, 2015

      It was easy and simple. I like one pot things too.


  3. lindas garden and wildlife
    September 15, 2015

    awesome update

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Christine Lucas
    September 20, 2015

    It looks lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

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