CILANTRO RICE WITH CORN AND JALAPEÑO

I am a rice lover…actually I LOVE LOVE LOVE plain hot white rice with anything peppery lol but I also like to experiment with different rice dishes.

Today I grabbed some jalapeños from the refrigerator…as well as corn and cilantro from my pantry and decided why not try a cilantro rice with jalapeño and corn!?!?

Honestly I am not a fan of jalapeños but my hubby enjoys them quite a lot so why not add them to some rice.

Here’s my recipe…

SERVINGS: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (fresh if possible…if not dried would be fine)
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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I chose jasmine rice today but you can use any rice you like and you can also more or less jalapeños depending on your preference.

Here is how I went about putting everything together….

METHOD:

  1. Heat oil and butter in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until tender, 1-2 mins (stir occasionally)
  3. Add garlic, corn and jalapeños. Cook for approx 2 mins. Stir constantly.
  4. Add rice and stir to coat all rice grains. Add water and season with salt, stir once and allow water to come to a rapid boil.
  5. Cover and reduce heat. Cook for approx 10-12 mins or until water has been absorbed.
  6. Remove from heat. Allow pan to rest for 2-3 mins covered. Remove cover and add cilantro. Stir.
  7. TIME TO EAT!

I had garlic herb tuna steak and sautéed veggies with this rice and boy oh boy was it delicious!

I was so surprised that I actually enjoyed it seeing that there were jalapeños in it!

You need to give it a try for sure! 😀

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