Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cilantro Rice

This is delicious but needs to be started well ahead of time as the rice needs over an hour to cool. Enjoy!!

Cilantro Rice

For the rice:

1/2 Tablespoon oil
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 of a 4 oz can of diced green chilis
1 cup white rice
1 can (1 3/4 cups) chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the dressing:

1/4 cup (packed) coarsely chopped cilantro
3 Tablespoons oil
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 garlic clove, peeled
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon diced green chilis


1. Make the rice by heating the oil in a large pan over medium heat.
2. Add onion to oil and saute 3 minutes, add chilis and saute 1 minute, add garlic and saute 1 minute more.
3. Mix in rice and saute, stirring, for 2 minutes.
4. Add broth and salt, bring to a boil.
5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand - covered - for 5 minutes.
6. Transfer rice to bowl, cool to barely lukewarm - about 1 1/2 hours.
7. Make dressing by combining all ingredients in a food processor or blender - or use a hand blender.
8. Season with salt and pepper.
9. Add dressing to cooled rice, toss to coat, season with salt and pepper.
10. Serve this at room temperature.


Kate said...

I was just getting ready to leave a nasty gram over the lack of recipes lately...and low and behold and new yummy sounding one. Thanks!

Becky said...

Yeah , yeah - I've been lazy - I'll put some more up soon!