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Creamy Cilantro Steak Bowls Recipe

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Dana Lesniewski


2 poblano peppers
1 medium red onion
½ oz. cilantro
2 cloves garlic
2 limes
1 jalapeno
1 c. jasmine rice
4 Tbs. sour cream
2 tsp. cumin
2 lbs. ranch steak
2 Tbs. olive oil
4 tsp. cooking oil
2 Tbs. butter

1. Wash and dry all produce. Core, deseed, and thinly slice poblano. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion; mince a few slices until you have 2 tsp. Mince cilantro. Peel and mince garlic; set aside ¼ tsp for step 3. Zest and quarter limes. Slice jalapeño into thin rounds, removing ribs and seeds for less heat; mince a few slices until you have ½ tsp.
2. Heat a drizzle of oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add remaining garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in rice, 1½ c. water, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, cilantro, minced onion, reserved ¼ tsp garlic, juice from four lime wedges, a pinch of minced jalapeño, a pinch of cumin (you’ll use the rest in the next step), 2 Tbs. olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir in water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency.
4. Pat steak* dry with paper towels. Season all over with salt, pepper, and remaining cumin; rub to thoroughly coat. Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook to desired doneness, 3-6 minutes per side. Turn off heat; transfer steak to a cutting board to rest. Wipe out pan.
5. Heat a drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add poblano, sliced onion, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly charred, 6-8 minutes. TIP: If veggies begin to brown too quickly, add a splash of water.
6. Fluff rice with a fork and stir in 2 Tbs., lime zest, salt, and pepper. Divide between bowls. Thinly slice steak against the grain, then add to bowls along with veggies. Drizzle with sauce. Top with as much sliced jalapeño as you like. Serve with remaining lime wedges on the side.

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45 mins




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