Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mexican Cilantro Rice

This is our Family's Favorite side to accompany any Mexican dish.
The cilantro gives it that extra something and makes it taste so fresh.
I love it because it is so easy to make and tastes like you are out at a Mexican restaurant.
For our family of four, we always finish the rice off. When I have company over I always double it.

Mexican Cilantro Rice

Serves 4 as a side dish

2 Tbsp Olive oil or vegetable oil
1 C long grain white rice
2 C chicken broth

1/2 cup of cilantro, minced

1 small can tomato juice
salt and pepper

Heat oil in a skillet. Add the rice. Stir frequently and slightly brown the rice (more like, make it tan) over a medium high heat. Add the chicken broth. Add the tomato juice. Add some salt and pepper. Stir thoroughly. Reduce heat to simmer and cover tightly with a lid. Stir’ the mixture several times while it’s cooking by just shaking/moving the skillet back and forth so that I don’t take the lid off.) Simmer/cook for about 20 minutes, until the liquid has been absorbed. Once the liquid has been absorbed, turn off the heat and stir in minced cilantro, leave mixture alone with the lid on it for another 10-15 minutes or so.

Serve and Enjoy!

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