here is my cilantro and spinach rice. i usually use leftover rice, but you can cook up new rice or even used boxed rice. i just guessed at the measurements, because i want aurelia to try this one!
the rice cannot be mushy or too watery though, so just keep that in mind.
veg or extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch of cilantro
1/2 cup of green onions, chopped
2 cups of uncooked and roughly chopped spinach
4 cups of cooked rice
2 pinches of salt
in a food processor, add about 1 tbsp of olive oil, and throw in 1 large bunch of cilantro ( with the stems cut off of course). chop finely,
in a pan, heat up about 3-4 tbsp of veg oil. on medium heat setting. (you need enough to saute the veggies and fry up the rice.) when the oil is heated up, add 1 entire garlic, finely chopped and about 1/2 cup of green onion. then add about 2 cups of roughly chopped spinach. ( i like to chop them into small strips, but you can also just chop it in a food processor) when you can smell the garlic and as soon as the spinach begins to wilt, add about 4 cups of rice. then, using a large spoon, began to turn the rice so the garlic, spinach, and green onions began to distribute.
add the cilantro and 2 pinches of salt. continue to turn the rice until you feel everything is evenly distributed. if you want to garnish it, do so with fresh tomatoes.
i love this rice, because the taste is just so fresh. the cilantro adds such a wonderful flavor, paired with the garlic, and adding the spinach is a great way to sneak in
veggies for those who don’t like them. this is a great rice to eat with the black beans and also a great rice to make for burritos.