Green Rice with Cilantro and Lime
5 dl / 2 cups rice
3,75 dl / 1,5 cup packed fresh cilantro ( you may also use tender stems )
5 scallions, the green part only
2 big cloves of garlic
juice and peel from half a lime
1 tsp salt for the herb mixture
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp water
Cook the rice according to the package. I normally use a little less water than it says when I cook basmati rice but it depends on which type of rice you decide to go for. Keep in mind that you don’t want the rice to be over cooked since you later add a bit more liquid with the herb mixture. When the rice is cooking you prepare the mixture. Place all the ingredients in a blender or mixer and mix until a smooth paste. Once the rice is ready you drizzle the paste over the rice and carefully blend it until all the rice is green. You then put the lid on the pan with rice and let it absorb the mixture. After a few minutes it’s ready to be served. Enjoy!
Note: I always use salt when I prepare the rice. Even if the green mixture contain salt you also need some in the rice. For the amount of rice given above I would use half a tsp.