Green Rice

Green Rice
When I first stumbled upon this recipe for Green Rice, I wondered if maybe it was too bland to be worthy of blog post immortality (chill, Maddy). I thought a rice post could be the writing equivalent of a rice dish: good, but not all that memorable. But the color was right for a holiday dinner, and if anyone can make a bland ingredient memorable, it was Granny.
I personally love rice. As a kid, it was one of the few foods I would eat (Karma has now blessed me with a toddler who eats nothing but hot dogs and applesauce.) As an adult, I love finding ways to elevate rice and make it a more exciting feature when I prepare meals. This recipe certainly helped me achieve that.
Green Rice was not difficult at all, and made a very tasty and pretty accent dish to our holiday meal. The most labor intensive part was pre-cooking the rice. Chopping, mixing and baking the dish took no more than an hour, once the rice was cooked.
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Final Thoughts:
  • At first bite, I wasn’t sure I was in love. However, the rice grew on me quickly and before I knew it I had eaten two large helpings.
  • I would recommend using cilantro, or a parsley cilantro blend, instead of just parsley. I personally don’t love the flavor of parsley, but I still really liked this. In fact, I just polished off the leftovers I had in the fridge for lunch.
  • I will definitely make this again. And next time I’ll use cilantro.

If you make this rice as an accent to your meal, may it be better than good and more than memorable — just as I hope this post has been.


Here is everything I used:IMG_8110


Green Rice

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Green Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 


Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Rice
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/2 c finely chopped parsley or cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 c cooked rice
  • 1/2 c grated cheese I used Dubliner Cheddar
  • 2 T olive oil
  • to taste salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Beat egg slightly. Add milk, parsley, garlic, onion, rice, cheese and salt. Mix well.

  2. Please these ingredients in a baking dish in which there has been poured 2 T olive oil.

  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes in a moderate oven – 350 degrees.


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