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Jalapeno chili: Smooth, dark green chili peppers one to two inches in length with a rounded tip. Seeds and stems are extremely hot and should be removed.

Jasmine rice: Aromatic rice from Thailand comparable to India's basmati rice.

Jelly-roll pan: A large, rectangular baking pan with about 1-inch-deep sides used to make sheet cakes; a cookie sheet with sides.

Jicama (HEE-kah-mah): Large, beet-shaped Mexican root vegetable with thin brown skin and crisp, white flesh. Can be eaten raw or cooked. The taste is between an apple and a pear, but not as sweet.