Garlic-Ginger Rice with Cilantro

I wanted a simple and tasty side dish to pair with the Asian Vegetable Stir Fry and the Ginger-Sesame Thin Cut Pork Chops I was serving for dinner. I decided to use the base recipe for my Garlic Rice and add fresh ginger and cilantro to it. The rice turned out flavorful and delicious – it paired nicely with the veggies and chops and we all enjoyed it.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and ginger then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn’t stick to the pan, for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook 20 minutes.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve. Enjoy.

 

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Garlic-Ginger Rice with Cilantro

Yield: 6

Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

1 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 tsp fresh ginger, minced
3/4 cup uncooked jasmine rice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Sea salt and white pepper, to taste
2-3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

Heat the butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and ginger then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn't stick to the pan, for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook 20 minutes.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve. Enjoy.

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10 Responses to “Garlic-Ginger Rice with Cilantro”

  1. 1

    Joanne — February 10, 2014 @ 4:35 am

    Yay for a new-to-me way to spruce up rice! Now maybe I can actually get the.boy to look forward to eating it…

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    gloria — February 10, 2014 @ 4:53 am

    Sounds delicious Pam!!

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    Kim in MD — February 10, 2014 @ 5:23 am

    Yum! This rice and the entire meal you made looks amazing, Pam!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — February 10, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    Ginger and cilantro? This rice has to be delicious!

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    Marjie — February 10, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    What a great way to dress up rice without too much effort.

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    Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) — February 10, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    I’m loving the simplicity and strong flavours in this dish. Very versatile too. Thanks for sharing!

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    dunn2perfection — February 10, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

    This must smell wonderful while cooking! We can serve with roasted or grilled veggies. Yum : )

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — February 10, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

    They serve something like this at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I love it! Your rice looks just wonderful Pam!

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    Jovina Coughlin — February 10, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

    Perfect side for your Asian pork chops.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 10, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

    Your rice looks wonderful! Ginger and cilantro..my favourites.

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