Orinoco Red Beans and Rice
This is a great all-purpose side dish for meat, poultry or seafood stews. The fresh, mild, lantern-shaped aj? dulce chile peppers used here are widely available at Latin markets, where they are often labeled aj? cachucha. (Italian frying peppers can be substituted.) In the Orinoco river valley of Venezuela, chopped aj? dulce chiles are frequently saut?ed with scallions, leeks and celery to form the flavoring base for a variety of dishes.
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