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Mexican Rice with Salsa and Muenster

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups Long Grain White Rice
  • Chicken Broth
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • 3/4 cup Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 4 oz. Buholzer Brothers Muenster Cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz. Wisconsin Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, sliced
  • 16 oz. Jar of Salsa

Directions

  1. Rinse rice in sieve until water runs clear. Cook according to package directions, replacing the amount of water called for with chicken broth and placing one whole chile jalapeno in broth. Do not overcook – al dente rice is preferred.
  2. Remove from heat. Discard chile. Fluff rice with fork. Spread on a cookie sheet so the grains don’t sick together and cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the creams in a bowl. In a large 9″ x 12″ rectangular or oval baking dish, layer one-half the rice, salsa, cheeses and cream in that order. Repeat. Don’t overfill the dish.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Serve immediately.

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