Jalapeno Rice Poppers

A perennial favorite, these cheesy baked poppers are stuffed with fragrant basmati rice.

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Total Time:

35 minutes

Serves:

8

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Basmati Rice

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  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Prepare rice according to package directions. Let cool completely.

  • Meanwhile, mash together cream cheese, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in rice, 1/2 cup Cheddar and olive oil.

  • Pack 1 tbsp mixture into each jalapeño half. Arrange on parchment paper-lined baking sheet; sprinkle with remaining Cheddar.

  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden, cheese is melted and jalapeño is tender. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.


Recipe Tips

Wrap each popper with half a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick before baking if desired.

Tags

Vegetarian
Appetizer
Side Dish
Snack
American
31 minutes or more
Holiday
Basmati Rice
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