Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Café Rico Rice

After a little deliberation and a few trial and errors I decided to modify this rice recipe. I really like this one a lot. Tastes just like Café Rico rice... now if I could just figure out how to make their queso.

The original recipe called for 3 cups of rice and that makes A LOT of rice, however it does save well so I adapted that to make less rice. I also changed from using Japanese rice which was WAY to starchy to regular old Uncle Ben's rice or even the rice I had in my food storage from the dry pack worked great.

Café Rico Rice

* blend together in a small food processor
2 tsp garlic
3-4 sprigs of cilantro
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 can green chilies
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs butter
1/4 chopped onion
2 bouillon cubes

Blend all ingredients in blender then put in pan and add 3 cups water, bring to a boil add 1 1/2 cups rice, simmer covered 25 - 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Do not use the Japanese sticky rice, it gets TOO sticky. It works much better with plain old rice. Do not over cook.

1 comment:

Jen V said...

So, I realize you don't know me. But My sis is good friends with Haley - so I guess we are aquaintances by proxy haha.

I love your blog and have tried some of your recipes - yummy and fun!

I will def try this rice recipe Cafe Rio is a fav. I have an amazing recipe for both the CR pork and Creamy house dressing - if you are interested.

Maybe I'll turn my little house into Cafe Rio tonight!