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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

sweet pepper rice

we love rice at our house.  it's always a crowd pleaser.  not-so-fried ricemexican ricecilantro lime ricecuban black beans with yellow rice.  and let's be honest - unless i really mess it up my kids will always eat it.  always.  the other night they ate it for dinner my favorite way - with cider vinegar, salt and pepper - since mom's curry was a little slow going (i'll post that recipe soon - yum!).

here's our new favorite rice around here.  i obtained this recipe from a friend this summer who told me about it over a year ago and i was suddenly needing the recipe.  i was drooling for this rice i'd never had.

and it was totally drool-worthy.

a perfect side dish for any mexican meal, your family will gobble this one down!  and of course, yours truly lightened it up a bit by cutting the butter in half.  it doesn't need the extra.  it's perfect with less.

you're welcome.

sweet pepper rice
6 side dish servings

1 sweet onion (yellow onion), finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup long grain white rice
3 cups chicken stock

1. in a large pan, melt butter & add onion & pepper. cook until soft & onion is translucent. add cilantro & salt & garlic powder, cook another minute. add rice & brown. watch closely as not to burn.

2. dissolve sugar into chicken stock. when completely dissolved, add to rice. bring to a simmer, turn to low & cover. cook covered for 30 minutes. fluff with fork.


Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

Looks delicious! I love all the flavors in this dish.

aaron wilkinson said...

This is by far my favorite way to eat rice. I like it even better when Britt reduces the butter by a third. You really can't taste the difference and it is better for you.

Jen and Ky said...

I feel so honored to have a recipe posted on your blog! Now, if only I had invented it all on my own! I love that you mentioned cutting the butter in half! I should have told you that the recipe I sent you already had reduced butter and sugar amounts! Hooray for recipes that somehow taste better when you make them better for you! Happy Cooking!

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