TIME TO THROW DOWN A HEALTHY RECIPE WITH OUR FRIENDS AT THE FIREFIGHTER THROWDOWN !
RICE.....A GRAIN THAT ALL TOO OFTEN ENDS UP ON A PLATE IN THE BLANDEST OF FORM, THROWN TO THE SIDE LIKE AN OLD TOY. BUT WHY? I LOOK AT INGREDIENTS LIKE THIS AS A BLANK CANVAS. GET CREATIVE AND TRANSFORM THEM INTO SOMETHING SPECIAL LIKE FIREFIGHTER CODY MARTINSEN OF JACKSON FD IN FLORIDA....
CODY'S CILANTRO LIME RICE
- 1 LARGE ONION, chopped
- 3 GARLIC CLOVES, minced
- 2 c RICE - 1 tsp salt
- 4 c LOW SODIUM CHICKEN BROTH
- 1 JALAPENO
- 1 BUNCH OF CILANTRO
- 4 LIMES
- 1/2 to 1 c OLIVE OIL, varies on your consistency wanted
Directions - sweat down onions in medium pot with olive oil on medium/high heat. Once complete, add rice directly to pot and begin to brown. White rice will begin to turn opaque (approx. 5 minutes). Add chicken broth and cook rice until most broth has been absorbed. Fluff with fork when done.
In blender, add garlic, salt, jalapeno and cilantro. Zest 2 of the limes and then juice all of them directly into the blender. As you begin to blend, slowly add olive oil until you reach the consistency of a paste, almost like a pesto. Add directly to the rice and garnish with fresh cilantro.
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