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Ema Datshi with Red Rice



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 40 mins (15m prep + 25m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

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local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a pot, melt butter and sauté onions and garlic until translucent.
  2. 2.Add the red chili peppers and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  3. 3.Pour in water and bring to a simmer.
  4. 4.Gently add the cheese cubes to the pot, stirring until the cheese is melted and the mixture is creamy.
  5. 5.In a separate pot, cook the red rice in 2 cups of water until tender and fluffy.
  6. 6.Serve the Ema Datshi hot with a side of red rice, garnished with fresh cilantro if desired.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightAdjust the amount of chili peppers based on your spice tolerance.
  • chevron_rightSubstitute farmer's cheese with any other mild, semi-hard cheese if unavailable.