Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cilantro in Brown Rice

I really like the flavor of cilantro.  If you're not a fan, you can always use flat leaf parsley.  I enjoy rice with a lot of dishes but especially Mexican food.  This is a nice alternative to the usual Mexican Rice.  Brown rice takes longer to cook but I think it is worth the time to get that yummy nutty taste.  You can always add more jalapeno if you like more spice.  Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.

                                        Cilantro in Brown Rice

1 cup Brown Rice
2 cups Water
1 tablespoon Lime Juice
1 tablespoon Canola Oil
1/2 medium White Onion, diced
1 tablespoon Fresh Jalapeno, chopped fine
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped

In a medium saucepan, combine everything - except the chopped Fresh Cilantro.  Simmer on low heat with a lid on, for approximately 50 minutes.  When rice is done, stir in the Cilantro.  Let sit, with the lid on, for 10 minutes. Toss the rice and enjoy.

Serves 4

*You can use long grain white rice in this recipe but cook it for 20 minutes.  

*When you get to the final minutes of cooking rice, check to be sure there is still liquid in the saucepan.  Add a tiny bit more if necessary.

*For a nice presentation, press rice into a small bowl.  Turn it out onto a plate and top with salsa, and a little sour cream and chopped cilantro.

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