Friday, March 13, 2009

Cafe Rio Pork Salad & Rice

Cafe Rio Pork- cook in crock pot for at least 4 hours, shred with a fork and then put back in crock pot

Pork Tenderloin
1/2 C brown sugar
1 can of coke
1/2 C salsa

Cafe Rio Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

1 C sour cream
1 C mayo
2-3 tomatillos
1/2 bunch cilantro
juice of 3 limes
2 cloves garlic pressed
1 packet of Ranch Salad Dressing/Dip mix
1/2 Tablespoon Lawry's garlic salt - has to be Lawry's
If it seems to thick, add a milk a little bit at a time

Cafe Rio Rice- this rice has a mild flavor, but is good

1/2 a yellow onion chopped (about 1/2 Cup)
1/2 bunch of cilantro
clove of garlic or Lawry's Garlic Salt
1 Can Green chiles
1 tsp salt
1 T butter
4 tsp chicken bouillon powder, or dissolve 1 or 2 cubes of chicken bouillon, or use chicken broth instead of water

Blend the above ingredients, use some water or chicken broth to make it blend easier.
Add water or chicken broth to make the total amount of liquid is 4 cups

2 C rice (whatever amount of rice you use, just make sure the total liquid is at least double the amount of rice)
Put all ingredients in your rice cooker

Black Beans
Cans of black beans
Add some lime juice
Add some Lawry's Garlic salt

For the salad I put all the hot stuff on the bottom, and then layer cheese, lettuce, tomatoe. Just because that's what then do at the restaurant.

Contributed by Rachel Tollestrup