Monday, April 1, 2013

80--- Vegetarian Mexican Stir Fry over Black Rice

Easter snuck up on me.

I refuse to let the same thing happen with our next holiday.

So I got a jump start.

Ole! Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.

Celebrate with vegetables.  And black rice.

Vegetarian Mexican Stir Fry over Black Rice
Serves ~5

1 1/4 cups black rice
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 red onion, cut into large chunks
1 green pepper, cut into large chunks
2 yellow squash, cut into large chunks
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
4 oz canned hot roasted green chiles
2 vine-ripe tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup water, divided
2 oz crumbled feta cheese for garnish, if desired

1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
1/2 tsp dried minced onion
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp raw sugar
Dash cayenne pepper
Dash ground cinnamon
Dash black pepper

Bring water and rice to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 50-55 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.

Combine all seasoning ingredients and use a pestle to crush and mix well, set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat.  Add minced garlic, onions, and green pepper.  Saute for 3-4 minutes, until slightly softened.  Add in squash, corn, black beans and 1/4 cup water.  Continue to saute for ~ 5 minutes, until vegetables soften.

Stir in green chiles, remaining 1/4 cup water, and seasoning mixture.  Cook for ~3 minutes, until liquid has thickened.  Fold in tomatoes and remove from heat.

Serve 1 cup of stir fry over 1/2 cup rice.  Garnish with crumbled feta cheese if desired.

Nutrition Info per 1 serving: 259 calories, 5 g fat, 12 g protein, 40 g carbohydrates, 8 g fiber


  1. Easter snuck up on me too! I had to eat the chocolate bunny, time for a nice run.

  2. Are you aware that a Facebook page has posted your recipe as their own without giving you credit.

    Just thought you'd want to know.

  3. I'm really interested on cooking dishes, especially when it's very quick and easy to cook dish. And this recipe is quick to cook food. I will definitely cook this when I have lots of time.

    Easy Stir Fry