12 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add onion, poblano chile, and garlic, and saute until tender. Add rice, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 1 cup chicken broth; cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is absorbed.

Step 2

Repeat procedure with remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time. (Cooking time is about 1 hour.) Stir in crawfish; cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes. Add Monterey Jack cheese and Creole seasoning, stirring until cheese melts. Garnish, if desired.

Step 3

Prep: 20 min.; Cook: 1 hr., 15 min.

Step 4

*2 pounds cooked, peeled, medium-size shrimp may be substituted for crawfish.

Palace Cafe, New Orleans, LA

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Ratings & Reviews

mommy2kh's Review

January 25, 2011
I halved the recipe which was a perfect amount. My husband declared this restaurant quality. The only thing I did different is add a bit less creole seasoning. Even my daughter ate it. We will be making this again.