Puebla Rice Pilaf
Monday, 26 May 2008
DescriptionThis is a very basic recipe for Mexican rice that will complement any number of entrees. Just about any green chile works well in this dish, so try using jalapeños, serranos, or poblanos in place of the New Mexican green. You can also vary the vegetables and either add or substitute peas, carrots and even chopped green beans for a different appearing and tasting rice dish. Queso fresco is a soft, crumbly Mexican cheese. If you can’t find it locally, a mild feta is a good substitute.
At a glance
New Mexico Green
In a heavy skillet, heat the oil over a medium hot heat and saute the rice, onion, chile, and garlic until the onions are soft and the rice turns opaque.
Bring the broth to a boil, add the rice mixture and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat and stir in the tomato, corn, and salt. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the rice is done.
Remove the rice from the heat and stir in the cheese. Put the rice in a bowl, garnish with the cilantro, and serve.