Mexican Rice with Stir-fried Chicken Medley & Kidney Bean Sauce

Servings : Serves 4-5

A colourful and beautiful meal that is healthy, delicious and satisfying!

Ingredients for Chicken Medley

  • 750 gm boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes and boiled with salt and 1 tsp. garlic paste...then drained. (Reserve stock for rice and reserve 4-5 chicken cubes for the kidney bean sauce)
  • 1 tbsp. spring onions, cut finely
  • 1 small onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 5 medium sized capsicum, cut into thick strips
  • 3 medium sized potatoes, cut into thick strips
  • 3 medium sized carrots, split lengthwise in half and then cut into thick pieces
  • 1 handful green beans/french beans trimmed and chopped into pieces
  • 1/4 cup cabbage, cut into thick strips
  • 2 grated tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 green chillies cut into small pieces
  • soya sauce, white vinegar, salt, chili powder according to taste
  • Chilli sauce (optional)

Ingredients for Rice

  • 3 cups rice
  • 1 small capsicum, cut into small pieces
  • 1 small carrot, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp. sweet corn
  • 5 french beans cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp. spring onions, cut finely
  • 1 small onion, grated or cut finely
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. light soya sauce
  • 2 cups chicken stock to cook the rice (plus about 2 cups water)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. oil

Ingredients for Kidney Bean Sauce

  • 1 cup dry red kidney beans, washed thrice and soaked overnight
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. spring onions
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 grated tomato
  • a splash of vinegar and some soya sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 4-5 pieces of chicken reserved from earlier, shredded


For Chicken Medley

Heat the oil, add the onions and fry for half a minute, add all the ingredients except the chicken, soya sauce and vinegar. (If you prefer your carrots not too crunchy, then start with the carrots, cook them for a few minutes then add all the other ingredients). Cover and cook, stirring occasionally with 2 slotted or flat spoons to avoid mashing the vegetables. When potatoes are almost done, add the chicken and the soya sauce plus vinegar. Cook till just done.

For Rice

Heat the oil, add all the onions. Stir fry until soft then add all the vegetables, salt and the stock (more water can be added if needed). When the stock/water boils, add the rice and cook on medium heat.

When almost done, add the vinegar and soya sauce and then put on dum or in the oven for about 10mins, tightly sealed.

For Kidney Bean Sauce

Pressure cook the kidney beans with 1 tsp. salt and their own water (what you soaked them in) for 15minutes.
Heat oil, add onions and fry for a bit, add the tomato followed by the kidney beans and its stock. Then add all the other ingredients and boil for 10minutes.

Adjust to taste and your meal is done!! 🙂

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