Cilantro meets Rice


Sometimes my best dinner ideas come from what I like to call “operation save insert food item.”  Returning from the framers market today, it was operation save cilantro. I had mistakenly bought a fresh bunch, not realizing we hadn’t finished the last one. Not one to waste food, I present you with a delicious cilantro dish. Bon Appetit!

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Half bunch scallions
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup of coconut milk (use the whole can if you have it, I was using a frozen block)
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 3 limes and zest of 2 limes (hold back juice of 1 lime for garnish)
  • 1 half bunch fresh cilantro

Preparation: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss the garlic and onions in a food processor and gently pulse. Toss into a skillet and cook for three to four minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the rice and salt. Cook over low heat for three minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn’t burn. Add liquids and the juice and zest of two limes and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the rice is done. Add more liquid as needed. The rice shouldn’t be sticky. Pulse the cilantro in food processor and stir into rice with the juice of 1 lime.


This entry was posted in Kitchen Adventures and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Cilantro meets Rice

  1. How often do we have such lapses of memory to thank for a good meal?

    Liked by 1 person

Please Leave Your Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s