It’s fun to have something interesting on the side; Cilantro Rice might be the one for you!
Photo by my daughter, Sofia Markusfeld
Yes, mis queridos amigos, with Memorial Day here, and barbecue season upon us, we need plenty of interesting and tasty items to complement the main stars of our summertime soirées! This rice is really nice (!) because though it’s light enough to go along with a more serious main dish, yet flavorful enough to stand on its own. And, well, rice is one of those canvases that you can paint so many different ways (yes; I’ll be sharing more!).
As always with my recipes, you can offer your own variations to Cilantro Rice. Sometimes, for example, when I’m looking for more spark, I’ll add jalapeño to the mix. Again, it’s up to you. I’d love to hear your interpretations! ¡Buen provecho! Enjoy!
With a touch of flavor, and a kiss of fresh green, Cilantro Rice could be a star side at many of your summer soirées!
- 2/3 cup cilantro leaves, loosely packed, plus additional cilantro for garnish
- 1/3 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- 1 jalapeño, peeled, seeded and diced (or to taste)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup cooked rice
- Stir well, and serve!
- Blend all the ingredients (except the rice!) in a blender.
- Add to one cup of cooked rice.
- Stir well and serve warm or at room temperature.
Yields mixture for one cup of rice, 2 to 4 servings
2/3 cup cilantro leaves, loosely packed, plus additional cilantro for garnish
1/3 cup chopped yellow onion
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1 jalapeño, peeled, seeded and diced (or to taste)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup cooked rice
Combine all the ingredients (except the rice and garnish!) in a blender.
Add to one cup of cooked rice.
Stir well and serve warm or at room temperature.