Hey everyone! It's been a busy summer, hasn't it!?!?
I just had to post the link to the recipe for making Bajio sweet rice. I know many of you are cafe Rio addicts, and I am sure I would be too if I had it around me. But one place we WERE around back when we lived in Idaho was Bajio. And we LOVED their sweet rice.
I have been looking for a recipe for it for AGES. (okay, clearly not AGES because we just moved to Ohio 2 years ago...but it feels like ages when you love something so much, right??) :)
Finally found one! Gave it a try, and decided I HAD to pass it along.
It presented a couple of firsts. First time making sweet rice, and first time cooking with fresh cilantro. I know, I know...sheletered chef, I am. :)
Original recipe found here
BAJIO SWEET RICE
Put a little oil in bottom of pan (maybe about 1/2-1 tablespoon).
Saute chopped onion until translucent. Add the chopped cilantro (no big stems) and saute a minute more.
Add the rice, cooking until it is light brown (being careful not to burn).
Combine the chicken broth and sugar, letting sugar dissolve. Then stir into rice until combined. Bring to a boil.
Cover and let cook on low, med-low until rice is done, about 25-30 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.
I actually wish I had added a little bit of onion powder to this to help ground the sweetness. However, it was REALLY tasty either way. I threw in some chopped red pepper, and we love that.
VERY TASTY...VERY EASY...especially if you are missing good ol' Bajio. :)