Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cilantro Rice Dish Page 25

Cilantro Rice:

1 1/2 c. white rice (I use med. grain)
3 1/2 c. chicken broth (I use conc. broth and mix with hot water as shown in photos
1 T. chopped cilantro
1 T. chopped chives (snip with scissors -it's easier)
* you can chop/ snip herbs and freeze in a freezer bag. The only thing that doesn't freeze well is basil or oregano)
1/2 juice of 1 lime.
Heat liquid in a sauce pan. When it comes to a boil, add the rice and reduce heat to low - cover. Cook for 20 min. Fluff with a fork and fold in herbs.

Sprinkle with lime juice. I lay this out on a cookie sheet to cool,

then freeze flat in freezer bags.

Side dish is ready to go. You can play around with herbs in this dish. Nice way to use up left over herbs. Consider lemon or orange juice as well.
This is my favorite when served with Chicken Orange Chipotle and Black Bean Salsa (in recipe book).