Cilantro Rice

Chef Thomas

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chili stemmed
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin optional
  • 1/3 cup grated carrot
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, whirl 1 cup cilantro, garlic, chili, and 1 cup broth until smooth.
  • In 3-4 quart pan, stir oil, rice, onion powder and cumin over medium heat until rice is golden, 5-8 minutes.
  • Stir in cilantro mixture, remaining broth, and carrot.
  • Cover, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed (18 minutes)
  • Great served with black beans and tortillas.