Cilantro meets Rice

Real Life of an MSW


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…

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