This article was written by Medicine student Tanmeet
Whilst I’ve been in the UK, I’ve really missed home and cooked meals prepared by my mom. One thing I miss even more is Mexican food.
As it borders Mexico, America has some great authentic Mexican food. Growing up, my family and I travelled a lot in America, and we would regularly stop at Mexican restaurants to eat. So this recipe brings back fond memories from my childhood.
Eventually, I got tired of craving the food so in my first year I bought some of the ingredients and tried to recreate the memories. Surprisingly, it worked out well! So, here is my recipe for some Chicken Fajitas with rice and refried beans. The chicken and veggies cook in about 20-25 minutes, the rice takes around the same time, and the beans are usually done within 5 minutes.
It’s a quick, easy, and super affordable meal. The recipe makes around 2-3 servings so you can meal prep it for easy meals if you’d like to. It is super tasty, but I wouldn’t recommend trying to eat it all as one serving.
Chicken Fajitas with rice and refried beans
Time: 20-30 minutes
- 1 cup white rice or brown rice
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Salt and pepper to season
Wash the rice and bring to a boil, add all the dry ingredients and let it cook. You can use a rice cooker too if you like just add all the ingredients at the start and mix as it cooks.
I’ve made this recipe for my friends a few times, and they all loved it and have tried to recreate it themselves. A lot of times, we tend to miss recipes from home, and instead of sitting there and craving it, you should just grab some ingredients and give it a go. Or go out and explore the places Preston has to offer. You can find many authentic restaurants here and they’re all fantastic. Coco’s and La Neta, both local restaurants, have great burritos.
If you have any questions about this recipe or other places in Preston, you can contact me anytime through ask a student.