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Mexican Rice Pilaf

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Serves 2 | Prep Time 25 | Cook Time 10


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups instant brown rice
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


1. 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.

2. Stir tomato and shredded cheese into hot cooked rice.

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"A nice vegetable broth and tomato sauce give this rice pilaf a hearty flavor. Cumin, chili powder and jalapeno give it bite. And the chopped tomatoes and shredded cheese swirled in at the last minute, finish it perfectly."

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