cilantro lime brown rice.
7 random things to do while waiting for rice to cook:
1. Call your grandma.
2. Sort though an unorganized drawer in your kitchen and find some really cool gadgets you haven’t used in years.
3. Uncork a bottle of Ste. Chateau Michelle Chardonnay. Good stuff.
4. Polish your teapot.
5. Start a list of things you’re thankful for. For reals – I want to start doing this since Book Club is reading this book.
6. Plan next week’s menu.
7. Have a spontaneous tea party with your (newly!) 4 year old and her beloved stuffed animals.
If you need a new way to spice up your rice (literally), this recipe is easy and doesn’t require too many fancy ingredients. You may already have limes and cilantro in your fridge from this salad recipe or these green chile enchiladas.
So, what do you do while you wait for your rice to cook?
Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
What You’ll Need:
1 cup brown rice, uncooked
1 cup water
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
juice from 1 lime
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons sugar
salt and pepper
In a small sauce pan set over medium-high heat combine water, broth and butter until boiling. Stir in brown rice. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn down to low for 40-50 minutes or until tender. Separately, heat olive oil in a skillet and add onion and garlic. Saute until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add lime juice, cilantro and sugar and stir until fragrant, then turn off heat. Once rice is cooked, toss with the cilantro and onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.
TOTAL: $1.96 or $.49 per serving.
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202 calories per serving
7.5 grams of fat
4 grams protein
1.5 grams of fiber
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