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Mexican Chicken & Rice – by Fina!

Guest recipe by beautiful Fina Alfonsina Diaz!

This is a delicious easy recipe that will make any soul warm.

Enjoy and thank you very much Fina for letting me watch and blog about this recipe.

Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked rice
½ an onion – sliced
¼ green bell peppers (capsicum) – sliced
1-pound chicken
1-32oz packet of Swanson Chicken Broth
¼ – ½ can of tomato sauce
1 tsp garlic paste or minced garlic
½ tsp cumin powder
Salt to taste
Handful fresh cilantro
Oil as per choice

Method:

Heat oil over medium heat.
Fry the dry rice while gently stirring, till rice turns brown.
Add the sliced onions.
Add the sliced green pepper

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Add the chicken and mix well.
Add the chicken broth and let it simmer for a few minutes.
Add the tomato sauce.
Add salt as per taste.
Add garlic and cumin powder.

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Add chopped cilantro.
Add ¼ cup of water.
Bring the mix to a boil
Cover on medium heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes or till the water is completely dry.

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Tasty Mexican rice ready to be served!

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Spicy Cilantro Barbecue flavored Shrimp with Rice Pilaf

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Moving to a new state and into a new apartment was fun but not being able to cook was definitely a bummer.
So since it was my first day back in the kitchen I decided to experiment a bit and add flavors that just popped. So here goes, my new kitchen creation:

Ingredients:
1-cup small shrimp
Handful of chopped Cilantro
½ a Red Onion chopped.
1 tsp Green Chili Chutney or paste (I used Swad – Green Chili Chutney)
1 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
1-1/4 tbs Barbecue Sauce (I used Famous Dave’s BBQ sauce)
1 tbs (heapful) Mayonnaise
1 tsp Garlic Paste
½ tsp Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)
½ tsp Black Pepper (or to taste – I like mine spicy).
Salt to taste.
1 tbs of Oil
1 Packet of Near East Rice Pilaf mix (Garlic and Herb)

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Method:
In a bowl mix all the ingredients (except the Shrimp and the Rice Pilaf) well.
Use a blender and blend the ingredients to a fine paste.
Add the Shrimp and let it marinade for at least 20 minutes.
In a non-stick pan add the oil, once hot add the marinated Shrimp and fry for 30 minutes. (Or as per your desired consistency. I wanted my spice mix to be a bit crunchy).
In a separate pot, cook the Rice Pilaf as directed on the package.
Top your Rice Pilaf with the Shrimp and Enjoy.

Warning – this dish can be a little spicy and amazingly good for your taste buds.

Happy Cooking ☺

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