Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
From Mexico....posted for Zaar World Tour
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk, divided
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup rice, soaked in warm water, rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, preferably corn oil
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
- 4 green onions or 4 scallions, including green part, chopped
- 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
- 1 -2 serrano chili
- 1 cup water or 1 cup broth
- 1 cup thawed corn kernel
- In a blender, puree 1/2 cup milk with the cream cheese and set aside.
- In a medium-size heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil and saute the rice, stirring, until it forms clumps. Add the garlic, onion, mushrooms and chile and continue to saute, stirring, until the rice separates into individual grains.
- Add the water or broth, with salt to taste, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until the water has just been absorbed. Add the cup of milk that was not blended with the cheese, cover again, and continue to cook over low heat until the milk has been absorbed.
- Remove from heat, stir in corn, pour the cheese mixture over all, cover and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
- Stir and serve.
Very nice! Creamy! Almost a risotto. The chilies should be split before adding. I did use chicken stock. Thanks!