Mexican Rice Pilaf


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With fabulously spicy Mexican flavor, jalapenos and chili powder give this rice a kick!

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  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 C. vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 C. instant brown rice
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 C. shredded Monterey Jack cheese

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In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth, rice, chili powder, jalapeno peppers, and cumin. Cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer for 4 minutes. Stir in bell pepper. Cover. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Stir tomato and shredded cheese into hot cooked rice.

Yield: 2 servings

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