Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Green Rice

I ripped this out of Everyday Food a few months ago in the hope that I would have some leftover herbs one day. Well, last week there was a half bunch of cilantro hanging out in my frig, on the verge of getting funky.

Green Rice
recipe adapted from Everyday Food

1 cup packed fresh cilantro
1/2 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
1/4 white onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 3/4 cups water
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup white rice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Lime wedges, for serving.

In a blender, combine cilantro, parsley, onion, garlic, and water. Season with salt and pepper, and blend until smooth, 15 seconds.

In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high. Add rice and stir to coat. Add herb mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until water in absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let sit, covered, 5 minutes. Add lime juice and fluff with fork. Serve rice with lime wedges if desired

The verdict?
I found this rice specifically unsurprising. It didn't have the flavor I thought it would, and thought it needed a lot  more salt. It was a still an effective side dish, but the leftovers didn't call to me. I ended up doctoring them up the next day at lunch with Creole seasoning.

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