Feb 23, 2010

Awards and a Veggie Mex Wrap and Mexican Rice

I'm going to begin the post with a few awards received for the blog. My heartfelt thanks to Madhuri of Cook-curry Nook for passing these on to me. Thank you Madhuri for the kind words on your blog and for the wonderful award!!





And here are the 7 things you guys did not know about me - I'm going to try and keep it short.

1. I'm an obsessed NCIS fan. I think I'm in love with Gibbs but my husband is ok with it as he knows it can always be just one-way love!
2. I laugh like the evil sea queen Ursula and I scream like a crazy woman when I'm on a roller coaster!
3. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up and be a candy store clerk..coz I thought that was the coolest job with free access to all the candy in the world.Talk about ambitions!
4. I multitask all the time. With everything I do, I do one other thing!
5. I yawn when I talk on the phone - my sister hates it and always complains! But, it does not matter even if I'm fresh or its the middle of the day - when I talk on the phone, I yawn! Its a syndrome - my own.
6. I'm a gadget freak - be it electronic or kitchen gadgets! I prefer gadgets to roses!
7. And finally - one of these days - I will get a tattoo. Really.

And from me to you - I would like to pass these awards to all these wonderful bloggers below -

Sashi of Sashi's Recipes
Cilantro of Cilantro 
Nirmala of Amma's kitchen
Satya and Sridhar of Samayal Corner
Kajal of KajalDreams
Asha of Foodie's Hope
Prajusha of ICook IPost

You all have wonderful blogs and here's to appreciate that! Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Now moving on to the recipe for this post!

This is one of our favorite meals at home. A simple tortilla wrap with assorted vegetables and a simple tomato based mexican rice to go with it.

There are many ways to make mexican rice - this is of course a vegetarian version and a quick version too.

To get the rice ready, wash about 2 cups of rice and set aside.


In a blender, blend about 3 chopped tomatoes, a few small pieces of either jalapeno or green chillies - adjust to your heat tolerance. 


In a sauce pan, saute some finely chopped onions, finely chopped bell peppers ( about 1/2 cup of each). Add a 1/4 cup of frozen corn and saute for a min. 


Add the washed rice to this and mix well. Now, turn down to heat to medium or low-medium.


Pour all of the blended tomato paste in the rice. Mix JUST ONCE so that the paste gets to the bottom of the pan. The reason is, when not mixed, there is this nice texture to the rice, where some parts of the rice has a concentration of the tomato paste and that somehow makes the rice very tasty!


Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 20 mins. If you have a lid with a glass cover, use that so that you can look at the rice to see if its done. If not, that's fine - but try not to open the pan many times or you will be letting all the steam out! Once its cooked for 20 mins, switch off the stove and let it sit. Do not open it yet. Let it sit in the steam for about 10 mins. When cooled down, open and smile your broadest smile possible!

Check out the cooked rice below.

Now, for the wrap - saute any vegetable you like - I used Onions, bell peppers, carrots, broccoli and zucchinis. Saute each vegetable separately for about a min or so and then mix them all together. 


I got some tomato basil tortillas from the market. Heat up for a few secs on a griddle. Add a little bit of grated cheese on top and heat till slightly melted. 


Add the veggies to the center.


Add some iceberg lettuce on top if you have it. 


There's my wrap and the wonderful tasty mexican rice. This rice is so full of flavor that you can have just that as a meal!


Enjoy. Peace out!


  1. This is gooooood! Will try your rice recipe with Qinoa today.

  2. Congratulations on all the awards! :)
    Mexican Wrap and Rice looks so tempting!

  3. How very healthy combo...a perfect "my kind" of meal..

  4. Looks sooo delicious... Tonight I am having Stouffer's Chicken Enchilada's ... Yeah, I'm working hard in the kitchen tonight :P These would taste much better, I'm sure!

  5. I have a pack of tortillas to be made into wraps.I will make this rice to go along with it.Its really wonderful.

  6. Congrats on ur awards and nice to know more about you. The dishes are gorgeous and a perfect combo. Would like to have it right away.

  7. congrats on ur awards..mexican wrap looks delicious.great combo with rice.

  8. Hai Mriga,

    Congratulations on all ur awards and Thanks for given a wondeful appreciation for my blog. Your wrap and rice recipe looks yummy and m sure will try this recipe soon to surprise my hubby.

    Again thank u Mriganayani for ur appreciation.Am very happy on u.

  9. Thank you very much for your lovely award. We are very Glad and all the best to you !

  10. hmmm....u seem to be the-not-so-girly kinds!! and kudos to u for all the pile of awards :)
    will make this simple wrap tomorrow...lot of tortilla's sitting in the fridge!

  11. Hi! The combo looks so perfect, I love wraps, find them extremely handy and quick to fix. You can send this combo to my event if u like.

  12. HI. This looks a perfect meal and so tasty too. If u want you can send the combo to my event..the combo event.

  13. Hi. This looks a perfect meal. I love wraps, so handy..
    You can send this combo to my event if you like..the combo event.

  14. Congrats on all your awards! mexican wrap looks yummm and goes well with the rice:)

  15. Congrats Anu !! Thanks for passing it to me. I am a big fan of Mex Fajita Wrap. Veggie wrap looks delicious !!!

  16. Congrats on ur awards, both dishs looks tempting and yummmy.......absolutely divine..

  17. Congrats on your awards!!! Now to the dish what should I say, omg -- thats not enough though... I am so tempted and I love mex food just cant resist anymore!!!


  18. Thanks so much for the award M, just saw your mail. I didn't check mail for a long time! :)

    Asha @ foodieshope

  19. Congratulations!!! Love spicy dishes, am sure this makes a great meal!

  20. Thank you Mriganayani for passing these all award to me I don’t know I deserve it or not but I always try my best for all of you but never I think I never get enough time for blog friends but serious they always give me nice inspiration with their comment and awards…thank you once again dear Mriganayani. I read your blog and I got so many different ideas from your recipes and will try some of them also.


  21. You truly deserve it Anu! Bask in the glory :)
    Sorry, Im a tad late with my comment. Work's been busy last few days and I havent blog-hopped as much as I normally would. Lovely rice you got there...I make a similar version in my rice cooker. Keep them coming :)

  22. Congrats on your award.

    Your recipe looks nice! Wondering how your husband has still not gained weight with all these varities of dishes that you try often!

  23. Hi mrignayani ur blog is very attractive. i like all the rice dishes and try to learn many of them from internet.. this mexican rice looks very yummy and wiil definetly try it.check out my blog www.pavanikrishnaa.blogspot.com.


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