In Latin kitchens, there are many ways to prepare rice, a very versatile grain that perfectly absorbs the flavors of other ingredients you add to it. This recipe for Rice with Cilantro and Lemon is no exception. With the right combination of ingredients, you will soon have a delectable mixture of flavors and the perfect side dish for meat fillets, chicken, or fish.
To give the rice even more flavor, we will gently fry it for a couple of minutes with chopped red onion and use chicken broth instead of water. This recipe is very easy to prepare; even better, the ingredients are those that most people already have in the kitchen!
1 ½ cups of rice
2 ¾ cups of chicken broth
2 tablespoons of olive oil
¼ cup of chopped red onion
¼ cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
½ cup of chopped cilantro
Salt to taste
Tip: Use brown rice instead of white to increase fiber and protein content.
The perfect utensil for this recipe is the Large Classic Skillet, which is is the right size for the amount of rice you will cook. Start by preheating the skillet on medium heat. Add the olive oil and red onion and sauté for two minutes. Add the Rice to the skillet and sauté for two more minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, lemon juice, and salt; mix well.
Cover the skillet with the valve open, and wait until a water seal forms. When you hear the whistle, close the valve, lower the heat, and cook for 20 minutes. While the rice cooks, chop the cilantro. After 20 minutes has passed and the rice has absorbed the chicken broth, turn off the heat, uncover the utensil, and add the cilantro.
Now, your Rice with Cilantro and Lemon is ready to serve. Next time you are looking for an easy rice dish, do not forget this recipe. It is delicious. Enjoy!