Recipe: Pepper casserole with red rice and Pasilla Bajio

Rice recipes with aromatic herbs
April 23, 2009


Pasilla Bajio BudsPasilla Bajiio chilies start off dark green and ripe to brown. They have fleshy walls and are mild and aromatic.
Last year my plants produced only few pods in autumn, and they ripe slowly during the winter.
The plant is still alive, and now it's blooming: I hope to harvest many Pasilla Bajio peppers this year, they're a must have!


I used Pasilla Bajio in this recipe, a mildly hot pepper casserole served with red rice with mascarpone cheese.

Pepper casserole with red rice and Pasilla Bajio

Pepper casserole with red rice and Pasilla Bajio


Ingredients
Serves two:
2 onions
1 carrot
1 corno pepper
1 red bell pepper
4-5 Pasilla Bajio Pepper
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs of thyme
2 sprigs of coriander
400g canned tomatoes
2 apples
140g red rice
100g mascarpone cheese

Directions
Mince the onions and carrot finely. Cut the sweet peppers into thin stripes. Cut all Pasilla Bajio peppers into slices, except one. Set aside the remaining Pasilla.
Saute in a pan with oil for ten minutes, then add the canned tomato and the herbs, tied in a bouquet. Cook 30 minutes over low heat.
Meanwhile cook the rice in a large pot of boiling salted water. Drain the rice after 30 minutes, when tender but still al dente.
Remove the herb bouquet from the pan.
Peel the apples and cut into cubes, then add them to the pepper casserole and cook ten minutes.
Put on two serving plates and garnish the red rice with some dollops of mascarpone cheese and slices of the last Pasilla Bajio pepper.



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Comments

Author: Joanne (URL)
27/04/2009

This casserole looks really great! I love all of the flavors in it. The red rice is so pretty.


Author: Lore (URL)
28/04/2009

First of all: I LOVE your site, it s like a breath of fresh air :). The dish sounds truly scrumptious and original. Love the apple-carrot combo! Adding all those spices and the peppers make it even more intriguing. Thank you for sharing it with the Original Recipes Round-Up


Author: Graziana
04/05/2009

Thank you both! I can t wait to read the Original Recipes Round-Up


Author: Ben (URL)
21/05/2009

All those peppers and spices must give this recipe a lot of flavor and deliciousness. I really need to try it!


Author: Graziana
26/05/2009

It was rich in flavour but delicate, I really enjoyed it. I hope I will harvest many Pasilla peppers this summer!


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