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Cilantro Rice

This was sent in by Catherine Troia.  Looks delicious!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ½ cup tightly packed fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh stemmed spinach leaves
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth
  • 1 ¼ cups milk I use skim
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups long grain rice
  • ¼ cup finely minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Instructions

Instructions

  • Put the cilantro, spinach, and broth in a blender and puree.
  • Add the milk and salt, and blend until well combined.
  • In a medium non stick skillet with lid, over medium heat, warm the olive oil and butter.
  • When the butter is melted, add the rice and sauté, stirring about every 30 seconds, until it just begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add the contents of the blender, stir well, turn the heat to high, and bring to a boil.
  • Cover the pan, turn the heat to very low, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Stir the rice carefully to avoid crushing it, cover and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Take the pan off the heat and let the rice steam in the covered pot for 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot.