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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekly Recipe: May 21

Green Chile Rice

This is such a quick and easy side dish. It's full of flavor and it is pretty on the plate.

3 tablespoons oil, bacon grease or rendered lard
3 cups white rice
1 small onion, finely diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch cilantro, finely minced (about a cup and a half)
3 jalapenos, stemmed and diced, seeded if you want them a little milder
6 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups grated cheese (cheddar, pepper jack, jack, etc. or a blend)

In a medium pot, heat the fat over medium heat, add the rice and onion and stir until onions are transparent. Add the garlic and stir a minute more. Stir in the cilantro and jalapeno, then pour in the water and the salt. Bring to a rolling boil on high. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in grated cheese and taste for seasoning.

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