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Arroz Veracruzano

Arroz Veracruzano 12.000

Bill O'Leary

Jul 11, 2007

This creamy side dish could be the right accompaniment for your next grilled beef, pork or fish -- especially those marinated with Latin flavors.

The original recipe called for 2 cups of heavy cream, but a combination of nonfat half-and-half and light cream works, too.


Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • 3 cups uncooked medium-grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 pound grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 to 2 4.5-ounce cans diced green chili peppers, with their juice
  • 2 cups heavy cream (may substitute 1 cup nonfat half-and-half and 1 cup light cream)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 3-quart casserole dish (preferably deep).

Cook the rice according to package directions; when the water comes to a boil, add the garlic powder and salt to taste. Spoon about one-quarter of the cooked rice into the casserole, then cover with about one-quarter of the grated cheese. Sprinkle about one-quarter of the chili peppers and their juice over the cheese, then pour 1/2 cup of the heavy cream (or half-and-half/cream mixture) evenly over the layer. Complete 3 more layers. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and starts to brown.


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From Elizabeth George's mother, Ana.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 455


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 27g 42%

Saturated Fat: 16g 80%

Cholesterol: 88mg 29%

Sodium: 242mg 10%

Total Carbohydrates: 40g 13%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 13g


Calories per serving (with nonfat half-and-half and light cream): 368


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 16g 25%

Saturated Fat: 10g 50%

Cholesterol: 48mg 16%

Sodium: 263mg 11%

Total Carbohydrates: 42g 14%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 14g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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