Monday, January 31, 2011

Cilantro rice & creamy taco mac!

You should come to dinner sometime........

(ok, not the best picture, but seriously delicious!!!!!)


  • 3 cups rice
  • 6 cups of water
  • 4tsp chicken bouillon
  • 4tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro (substitute dried cilantro)
  • 1 can green chilies
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1Tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated onion
  1. Pour all into rice cooker and cook or cook on stove
  2. bring to boil and simmer for 30 min
  3. Mix and squeeze fresh lime juice is desired


  • 1/25 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 8oz dry pasta + 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 16oz jar of salsa
  • 4Tbsp mild taco seasoning
  • 3oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese, plus more for garnish
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil & cook pasta per directions. Reserve once cup of pasta water.
  2. Over medium heat, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Add onion and cook 5 minutes
  3. Add taco seasoning and salsa. Allow to simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add pasta, reserved water, cream cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheese. Give it a good stir until cheeses are melty and incorporated.
  5. Simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt & pepper if desired
  6. Top off with cheddar cheese for extra cheesy goodness.

1 comment:

Krissa said...

pretty much cant wait to make this!!!