Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cilantro Rice

I have an ancient (and by ancient I mean from the 70s) 1-quart Revereware saucepan that I refer to as my "special rice-cooking pan." The reason being is that this pan yields perfectly cooked rice every single time. Because I spray the inside of the pan lightly with Pam, rice never sticks. It fluffs beautifully with a fork, and every last grain comes out of the pan like a dream. It only yields two servings, in a pinch, perhaps three, which is pretty much all that my husband and I, and now I, ever needed.

Rice is so easy to make (and easy to customize to whatever main dish that you happen to be serving through the addition of herbs, seasonings, or diced vegetables) that I find myself making it all of the time. The other day when I was trying a new recipe for Cuban Pork (You are going to love this one, be sure to come back tomorrow!) I decided cilantro rice would be the perfect accompaniment. I did a little bit of experimenting, and came up with this recipe. It's pretty much the standard for making cilantro rice, but feel free to have a heavy hand with the cilantro if you love it as much as I do. As long as your liquid-to-rice ratio stays the same, you can pretty much toss in anything additional that pleases you.

Cilantro Rice

1/2 cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained
1 cup chicken stock
1 Tablespoon butter
Pinch of salt
1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 -1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Place rice, stock, butter, and salt into small saucepan. (I spray mine with Pam to prevent sticking.) Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 17 minutes. Stir the lime juice and cilantro into the cooked rice just before serving. If you love cilantro like I do, feel free to add even more!

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Stacey said...

We love cilantro rice but I don't have a recipe. Thanks for this one. Pinning and sharing. ;)

jmac said...

Think I may make this tonight...l love cilantro too!
My mom had revereware pots/pans therefore when I married, (70's) I registered for the same. To this day, I still use and swear by my revere ware!!

sandy said...

the rice looks great - I love cilantro. Mike makes carnitas tacos which I saw yours in the post below - quite a bit - we love them but I'm going to tweet the recipe of yours so I have it in my twitter posts. It's easier to find your recipes there. I also go to your instagram. I just love everything you post. One of these days I will get to making some of them.

bj said...

Pinned...can't wait to try's for tomorrow's lunch...xoox

Miz Helen said...

I am pinning your Cilantro Rice, we will love it! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
Miz Helen