We're not big rice eaters. So when I do make it, it better be good.
I love, love, love cilantro so when I saw this recipe on Tiffanee's blog, I knew I wanted to try it.
This was good, very good. I liked the flavors and it went perfect with this Aztec Chicken with Pico de Gallo that I posted on Our Krazy Kitchen.
Only one problem..
...I can't make rice!!
Seriously, I either overcook it, burn it, or don't cook it long enough. This time I didn't cook it long enough or something but it was crunchy. I THINK I added the right amount of water but who knows.
Seriously, this always, always happens with rice.
If we ate rice more often, I'd buy a rice cooker. I'm sure I'd find a way to screw that up too though!!
It was still fine and it DID taste awesome, despite the inefficient cook!
Update: I have since bought a rice cooker and we make this rice all the time!
Adapted from One Crazy Cookie
3 cups water or chicken stock
3 cups rice, rinse and drain several times
3 bouillon cubes (if not using chicken stock)
1 1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 can green chiles (small can)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 cup onion, diced
Boil water or stock. Add rice and the rest of the ingredients. Stir, simmer for about 30 minutes covered.
Total calories = 2170 calories
8 servings = 271 calories
Aztec Chicken with Pico de Gallo + Cilantro Rice = 456 calorie dinner
This makes a lot of rice! I am not for sure how many servings, but I'd estimate about 8 big servings.
More to enjoy!!!
Lemon Quinoa with Broccoli
Italian Zucchini with Tomatoes
Carrots with Maple Balsamic Browned Butter
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.