Thursday, September 20, 2007

Cafe Rio dressing, chicken and rice look a like!

For all you cafe rio lovers...I found something on the internet that has become our NEW favorite...you can be creative and make whatever salad, burritoes, enchiladas etc that you want and just use dressing on top of anything for a delicious taste.


Café Rio Dressing

1 buttermilk ranch dressing packet (make as per recipe)
2 tomatillos (tomato like vegetable with a husk around them)
½ bunch of cilantro
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeño (Use the seeds too if you like it spicy. You could substitute a few drops of green tobasco for the jalapeno.)

Use a food processor to blend all the ingredients well. Refrigerate.

Cafe Rio Chicken

1 small bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
1 T chili powder
1 T cumin
3 cloves garlic—minced
5 lbs chicken breast

Cook all together in a crock pot for 4 hours, shred meat and cook 1 additional hour.


Café Rio Rice

3 c water
4 t chicken bouillon
4 t garlic –minced
½ bunch cilantro
1 can green chiles—or equivalent fresh
¾ t salt
1 T butter
½ onion
3 c rice (see note)

Blend cilantro, green chiles and onion together in food processor. Bring water to a boil and add all ingredients, simmer covered 30 minutes.


2 comments:

David&Deena said...

I'm so excited to try this! Thanks.

Mat, Chenae & Jackson said...

It's so beautiful...it makes me want to cry.