Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fabulous Rice Recipe

Since tilapia was on the menu tonight, I searched through my recipe clippings for a new side dish. All the boys here favor rice, so I pulled out a recipe from Martha's Everyday Foods. It was wonderful...nice balance of cilantro, lime and garlic.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Cilantro-Lime Rice
1 cup long grain white rice
coarse salt
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 clove garlic (I used 2 small)
In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and 1/4 tsp. salt; cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 16 to 18 minutes.
Meanwhile, in blender, combine cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic and 2 Tbs. water; blend until smooth. Stir into cooked rice, and fluff with a fork.

The weather has been terrific. C played outside and I did my Bible study in the back yard while he explored and covered himself with dirt. He took his 2nd bath tonight. His 1st bath was at 11:00am after he dropped an entire bottle of maple syrup while "helping" me organize the pantry. He proceeded to lay in the sticky mess, pretending to be a dog and lapping it up.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a nice way to jazz up plain rice. I love cilantro in anything. I remember years ago Phil and Jill had us over for dinner and made some chicken dish that had a fruity chutney-like sauce on it and cilantro. I hated the cilantro and didn't use it until I got here and started experimenting with it. Now any recipe that calls for it is usually a winner in my book. Yum!