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Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
Found this in Gourmets 50th Anniversary issue (Sept 2006). Looks fabulous. If it has cheese, cream and cilantro I know I'll love it!
- 2 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 poblano chiles, fresh, sometime called pasillas
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped, plus
- 2 tablespoons onions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 3⁄4 cup whole kernel corn, canned and drained
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 1⁄4 cups sharp white cheddar cheese, grated, about 9 ounces
- Char chiles over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides, turning occasionally.
- Wrap in plastic and cool 10 minutes. Peel, seed and chop chiles.
- Bring 2 cups water, butter and salt to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Add rice, return to boil.
- Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 16 minutes.
- Transfer rice to large bowl; cool rice, stirring occasionally with fork.
- Butter 2-quart shallow baking dish.
- Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
- Add 1/4 cup onion and garlic, sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Add chopped chiles; sauté 1 minute.
- Add chile mixture and corn to rice in bowl.
- Whisk sour cream, cilantro and 2 tablespoons chopped onion in small bowl.
- Add sour cream mixture and cheese to rice, stir.
- Transfer rice mixture to prepared dish.
- (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Let stand 2 hours at room temperature before continuing).
- Preheat oven to 325°F Bake rice until sides are light brown and mixture is heated through, about 25 minutes.