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Cilantro Basmati Rice

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Easy and quick

How to make great rice

A great way to up your game when it comes to making white rice is to start by sautéing some garlic and onions in a little olive oil. Then add the rice, stir it into the garlic and onions and cook for a minute before adding your liquid.

 

You can use plain water or chicken stock for extra flavor.

 

Finish with chopped herbs and maybe some toasted nuts.

Food processor or Mini-prep

A food processor or Mini-Prep will make quick work of chopping the garlic, onions and cilantro.

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Cilantro basmati rice

This herbed rice goes well with a variety of cuisines including: Indian food, Thai food and Mexican food. 

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Cilantro basmati rice
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
Garlic, onions and cilantro gives rice extra flavor and texture. This recipe goes well with a variety of cuisines, including Indian, Mexican and Thai.
Ingredients
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1½ cups Basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 3¾ cups water or chicken stock
  • Large handful of cilantro, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat a saucepan on a medium high flame. Add the olive oil and when it is hot, add the garlic and onions and saute for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add rice and stir to thoroughly coat with oil, garlic and onion mixture.
  3. Add liquid and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir in the chopped cilantro.

 

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