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Quick and simple way to add some extra flavor to plain old white rice. This was something I threw together to go with some fajitas I had made. I usually make this rice in my rice cooker, but it works on the stove top as well. I've used regular long grain rice, or parboiled, both work fine.
- 2 cups white rice
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 -3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon spicy cajun seasoning (mine is not this brand, but I'm sure something with ingredients like Emeril's Essence will work just) (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup of chopped cilantro
- 4 -6 ounces chevre cheese (soft goat cheese)
- Mix dry rice, spices and dried onions.
- Cook rice according to package directions, either on stove top or in rice cooker.
- Fluff rice with fork.
- Add cheese to warm rice and let melt a bit.
- Add cilantro and combine well.
This was awesome and it was a great side for fajitas.
Very good; the recipe worked out well with what I did have on hand. I omitted the coriander because I didn't have it and used dried cilantro flakes and added that in step #1. I used a blend of mexi-cheese instead of the goat cheese. I also used chicken broth for the water and used long grain rice. I used the rest of the spices as stated; my family does not do well with spicy things and they did just fine with this rice. A hint of "spice" was noticeable but nothing overpowering; my 4 y/o loved the taste. This made a great side to some chicken chimichangas; thanks for posting!