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    Cafe Pasqual's Cilantro Rice

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    30 mins

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    SusieQusie's Note:

    Cooled with cilantro & scallion, this rice is also heated with a chile kick. Adapted from Gourmet magazine - July 2006.

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    1. 1
      Bring rice, water & 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pan & simmer 20 minutes.
    2. 2
      Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove lid & fluff with a fork.
    3. 3
      While rice is cooking, using a blender, puree cilantro, onion, scallion, jalapeno, lime juice, olive oil & remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. (If needed, can add 1-2 tablespoons water to get a smooth puree.).
    4. 4
      Add mixture to rice & stir with a fork till well blended.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 12, 2009


      I think I'm in the minority here. This had WAY too strong of a cilantro taste for us (and we love cilantro!) to the point that it overwhelmed the dish a bit. It was decent...but if I tried it again, I would cut the cilantro in at least half! I even thinned the puree' a bit with some water since it was thicker than it should have been. But still really strong for us. Glad we tried it. Thanks for posting.

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    • on May 06, 2011


      I simply love this rice! It is such a pretty color and a nice alternative to Spanish rice with Mexican style food. I added about 1/2 cup of pinion nuts after the puree to the rice. I remember thinking the green rice at Cafe Psqual's in Santa Fe had pinon nuts when I ate it there.

      A word of caution - don't overdo the jalapeno pepper. If you do, it will overpower the other flavors. I did the first time I made this, since I like jalapeno, but it was a mistake.

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    • on August 04, 2011


      I loved this rice! It has a great flavor and I didn't think the cilantro was too much. I used green chiles in place of jalapeno and chives from my garden for the scallion. Otherwise followed pretty closely. Served with corn tortilla quesadillas, ranchero beans, and a simple guacamole- this was one of the best meals I've had in awhile. Will definitely make again. THANK YOU SusieQusie! [Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup]

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    Nutritional Facts for Cafe Pasqual's Cilantro Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (152 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 184.0
    Calories from Fat 9
    Total Fat 1.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 443.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Protein 3.6 g

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