Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Quick and simple way to add some extra flavor to plain old white rice. This was something I threw together to go with some fajitas I had made. I usually make this rice in my rice cooker, but it works on the stove top as well. I've used regular long grain rice, or parboiled, both work fine.
- 2 cups white rice
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 -3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon spicy cajun seasoning (mine is not this brand, but I'm sure something with ingredients like Emeril's Essence will work just) (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup of chopped cilantro
- 4 -6 ounces chevre cheese (soft goat cheese)
- Mix dry rice, spices and dried onions.
- Cook rice according to package directions, either on stove top or in rice cooker.
- Fluff rice with fork.
- Add cheese to warm rice and let melt a bit.
- Add cilantro and combine well.
So much better than plain rice, and the spices were right just the way listed. I only made one small change as I was trying to have things ready ahead of time for company on a Mexican Themed dinner. So after it was made (as directed) I put it all in a casserole dish, topped with more cheese, covered with foil and just heated it up when everyone arrived. Oh yes, I also used a Mexican blend cheese instead of goat as one of our guests doesn't do goat cheese.
This was awesome and it was a great side for fajitas.