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Mexican Fried Rice - You Totally Got This - Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes

Mexican Fried Rice

  • Author: Rani - You Totally Got This.
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 serves 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Loaded with chorizo and just the right amount of spicy smokey flavour, the whole family will love this quick and easy weeknight meal.


  • 250g pack of microwave rice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 chorizo sausage
  • 1 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 125g sweet corn kernels
  • 150g green beans
  • ¼ bunch coriander.
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch chilli powder (optional)


  1. Thinly slice the onion and chop the beans and chorizo into 1 cm pieces.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Transfer the onion, beans and chorizo to the frying pan, then mince the garlic directly into the pan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile cook the microwave rice, according to packet directions, and set aside.
  3. Add the cumin, paprika, chili powder, rice, crushed tomatoes and corn to the frying pan and stir until well combined. Cook for 5 minutes until all the ingredients have warmed through and the tomatoes have reduced. While the ingredients are cooking pick ¼ cup of coriander leaves. When the rice is ready, stir through half the coriander. Divide the rice between two plates and top with the remaining coriander.


No chorizo? Add some shredded BBQ chicken or ham instead.



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