Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cilantro Rice

My cilantro is growing like crazy so I HAD to make something really quick. I don't know how much quicker you can get than this. Great side dish for any summer meal. There are so many other fabulous cilantro rice dishes, some add lime, some add chiles. I just needed something quick so this is very simple!


3 1/2 cups packed cilantro leaves (about 3 ounces)
3 medium garlic cloves
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup minced yellow onion
2 cups long-grain white rice (or brown rice)
1 tablespoon kosher salt


Combine two cups of rice with chicken broth and chopped garlic cloves and yellow onion. Bring to boil and turn to simmer for about 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed completely. Fluff rice when done and add chopped cilantro and a dash of kosher salt. Mix well. Rice will begin to take on flavor of cilantro while it's still hot.

I had my cilantro rice with organic turkey ham and yes, that is mayonnaise on the side. I love dipping my ham in mayonnaise. Is that strange? My, look at all that ham on my plate. I must have been really hungry, lol!

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend. I also hope you were all able to take a moment to thank all our brave soldiers who made a huge sacrifice for all of us and the freedom that we have today. xoxo


Anya said...

It looks delicious
I think i come for diner
at your place........... LOL

Nice to see you back Michelle
hugs for all
(Quincy,Mocha and Emma)
from Kareltje =^.^=

Nora Johnson said...

Looks yummy - that's lunch sorted!

Hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend!


PS Don't know if you managed to catch the "Bonzai Kitten" & "Monster Cat" in my previous post on 'S' is for Shocking Hoaxes! Ugh!x

AshTreeCottage said...

Yummy recipe Michelle! My husband doesn't like cilantro, but I love it!! I'll just make some for myself and won't have to share, except a taste for Bentley of course! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

Susan and Bentley

TeresaR said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! We still have tons of cilantro in our greenhouse to use up. I'll try it in my rice cooker. :)

Hope you're having a nice long weekend!

Randi Troxell said...

Mmmm.. yummy- bet it was great!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Michelle~cilantro is a staple in my kitchen, for all the pico de gallo I make. I've never had it in rice, this will be a new taste treat,
you've got me considering the idea of growing my own. This year is the first year we're going to try our hand at growing a few veggies.
We've been successful with raspberries, Asian pears and strawberries...when the slugs or rain don't get to them.
We were on such a great roll with the sunshine, now it seems to have disappeared. Hopefully it'll return to give the incentive my little garden needs.

I absolutely adored those pictures of Quincy! Our kitties have totally got it figured out when it comes to a little R&R.

Sweet wishes,

Kathleen said...

So glad you posted this Cilantro is growning very well too! Can't wait to try this. Hugs, Kathleen

Lisa Michelle said...

Now that looks YUMMY!

Sophie said...

What a tasty dish!!

It looks so tasty too!