Rice is something that is eaten on a daily basis where my husband comes from. My daughter is just like her grandpa – rice at every meal. She always loved rice, and as kids do, she would say the truth when I made rice at home. “Your rice is not as good as Abue’s”. Well after a few times of hearing that my rice was not as good as grandma’s, I decided I needed to learn the “right” way to do it from my mother-in-law, and honestly, I would never go back! It is so good, its almost addicting!
With just a bit more effort you will have some delicious rice! You heat some oil in a pan, add the rice, salt, and minced garlic-basically browning the rice while your water comes to a boil.
Once the water is boiling VERY CAREFULLY add the boiling water, stir. Add the bunch of cilantro on the top and cover with lid.
Allow to simmer about 25 minutes. Remove the lid, and with a fork take the boiled cilantro off the top (which gives your rice some AWESOME flavor) and throw that out. Fluff your rice with a fork and serve. A yummy alternative to regular steamed rice, and is a great side to any meal.
We love adding really any salad to this rice, one of our favorites is a tomato salad – which is basically some pico de gallo with a kick!
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