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Arroz Central Cafe (Central Cafe Rice)

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“This is a local dish. Central Cafe is a nice little restaurant and this recipe comes from Seasoned with Sun. A wonderful cookbook by the Junior Leage of El Paso. I made a few changes..of course! The original recipe calls for long grain rice and long green chiles, roasted and peeled. You can make it their way or mine, your choice.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed well
  • 12 white onion, chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded,chopped
  • 1 -2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken stock


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saute pan, add olive oil.
  3. When oil is warm, add the rice, onion, pepper, and garlic.
  4. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until rice browns slightly.
  5. Pour in chicken stock, stir and pour into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Cover and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

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