Cilantro Rice

1 1/2 cupsuncooked rice
1 1/2 teaspoonssalt
1/2 cupwhole almonds
1 cuploosely packed cilantro leaves
1/4 cupsliced shallots
2 tablespoonsfresh lime juice
1 tablespoonolive oil
1/4 cupfinely sliced scallion rings

Equipment List

Food Processor
Saute Pans

Instructions

In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the rice, 2 cups water, and the salt to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook for 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, until toasted and fragrant. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Place the almonds, cilantro, shallots, lime juice, and oil in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse to combine and roughly chop. Toss the mixture with the hot rice. Garnish with the scallions.

Serves 4


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