Zarela's Creamy Rice

Aarón Sánchez tells us the secret recipe to his favorite childhood traditional Mexican dish, made by his mom
Staff Writer
Zarela's Creamy Rice

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"I love cooking my mom’s creamy rice. It’s a rice casserole loaded with cheese, roasted poblano peppers, corn, and you bake it. It’s so decadent, cheesy, and fatty. Definitely a comfort food."

4
Servings
664
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4  Cups  Babyfood, water, bottled, GERBER, without added fluoride.
  • 1  Cup  converted rice
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • 2  Teaspoons  Salt, table
  • 1  Cup  Sour cream, light
  • 1/4  Cup  Onions, raw
  • 1/4  Cup  Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw
  • 2  Tablespoons  Vegetable oil, palm kernel
  • poblano chiles
  • garlic clove
  • ears corn
  • 1/2  Pound  white cheddar cheese

Directions

Bring water to a boil and add butter and salt.

When the butter is melted add the rice and bring back to a boil. Lower the heat to very low and cover the rice with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 25 to 30 minutes,

Take rice out of the saucepan and spread on a baking sheet to cool or allow to cool in the pan uncovered

Meanwhile, combine the sour cream with the ¼ cup chopped onion and cilantro and add salt to taste.

Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and add the 1/2 cup chopped onion and garlic.

Dice the poblanos and add to pan when the onion is wilted.

Saute for one minute.

Let cool and combine with the rice.

Add the corn to the cooled rice and poblano mixture.

Add sour cream mixture and mix in the grated cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through in a 350º oven.

Serve warm.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
83g
64%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
133µg
19%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
41µg
46%
Calcium, Ca
148mg
15%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
83µg
3%
Folate, total
78µg
20%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
90mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
377mg
54%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
631mg
42%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
264g
10%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Rice Shopping Tip

Rice is enjoyed in almost all cuisines and is readily available globally. For a simple side dish to any meat or vegetable entrée, rice is a great complement.

Rice Cooking Tip

Be sure you are using the correct type of rice needed to obtain the result you are looking for. Long grain rice stays fluffy and individual while shorter grain rice is starchier. Also, rinse all rice before use.

Rice Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.