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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.
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.
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]
If you are a cilantro lover like myself, you are going to love this rice dish! Even my 10 yr. old, who doesn't care for rice, enjoyed it! I made it as a side dish with some sweet Italian sausages, complimented it perfectly. One change is I just used Minute Rice (4 cups cooked), came out great!
Perfect! Loved everything about this, including how easy it is to make. Served with salmon and it was a great match. Made for Best of 2011 game.
The flavor of this rice was great. I did cut down on the cilantro just incase it was too strong. I did find that i needed to add about 3/4 of a cup water so that the rice would soften. Not sure if its the pan i used or just me? I did use long grain white rice so i am not sure. I cooked it on very low once i added the extra water and it finished cooking fine. I think next time i might make white rice myself then use this cilantro mixture to mix in.
I found this truly fantastic! Since rice doesn't agree with my digestion, I used millet instead. Also, guess who didn't have any jalapenos because she forgot to buy them? *sigh* So I just threw in some crushed dried chilies which lent it a nice bit of heat without burning the mouth out. The flavors are so simple but- I took my first bite and went "WOW!" SOOO happy I tagged it! Thanks for posting!
I too, got the recipe from Gourmet. I tried it and LOVE it. I serve it with grilled salmon or fish.
This was very good with King Ranch Chicken - I used all green onions instead of the white onion/scallion mix and left out the jalapeno. Very fresh tasting! Thanks for posting!
this is sooo good!! nice and fresh tasting, and seasoned just right!! i really loved this and will make it often. great change from plain old white rice without being too overloaded with flavor. thank you!!