A quick note: I can’t yet feature more than one printable recipe per post, so I’ve broken up last week’s tasty Taco Tuesday into three parts. Today is the final post: sweet cilantro rice…and just in time for your own Taco Tuesday tonight!
Part 2: Refried black beans (great alternative to out-of-the-can refried beans, especially if you love black beans like I do)
Now, this sweet cilantro rice isn’t everyone’s favorite. I am a big fan as is about half the family, but don’t let that fool you. The other half includes one picky eater and two little ones who’ve never been a fan of rice. If it’s a bit too sweet stick with about 1/4 cup sugar rather than 1/2 cup. I use about 1/3 cup because I’m all about compromise.
Photo by The Hungry Dudes, shared via Flickr.
This cilantro rice recipe taste very similar to rice served at Bajio (and now Costa Vida). For more of a cilantro lime rice, toss with a little fresh lime juice before serving. Hope you enjoy it!
Printable recipe for sweet cilantro rice below.
- ½ to 1 T canola oil
- ½ white onion, diced
- ½ bunch fresh cilantro
- 1⅓ cup long grain white rice, uncooked
- 3 cups chicken broth
- ¼ to ½ cup sugar
- Combine sugar and broth and whisk until sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add cilantro and saute 1 minute. Add rice and saute until light golden brown.
- Add broth mixture to rice and bring to a boil. Cook on low 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is fully cooked and liquid is absorbed. Serve immediately.
If you prefer a flavor less sweet and more like Chipotle’s lime cilantro rice, try this Lime Cilantro Rice recipe I found on AllRecipes.com. This Cilantro Lime Rice recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod looks totally delicious too! YUM!