Baked Essentials: Parmesan, Cilantro, Lime Rice

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

I love good cilantro lime rice, so I thought I would mix cultures (Mexican/Italian), and add a bit of parmesan cheese. Why not?

In addition, I am using the oven to cook the rice, to get a perfect consistency. Actually, you can cook the rice using any method that you are comfortable… consider it an option.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Comments:
Serves:
Several
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, divided
  • 1 c
    long-grained white rice
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken stock, not broth, boiling hot
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 2 - 3 stalk(s)
    cilantro, stems removed, finely chopped

How to Make Baked Essentials: Parmesan, Cilantro, Lime Rice

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. I like my rice a bit cheesier, so I usually add 1 or 2 tablespoons additional parmesan.
  3. Why use the oven? Rice can be a tricky thing to make on the stovetop. If you get the temp a bit too hot, you wind up with burnt, or dried rice on the bottom of the pot. Using a rice cooker, or your oven, practically guarantees that your rice will turn out perfect, every time.
  4. You will need an ovenproof saucepan, with a tight-fitting lid.
  5. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  6. Place a rack in the bottom position and preheat your oven to 325f (165c).
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to a medium-sized ovenproof saucepan, over medium heat.
  8. When the butter melts, add the rice.
  9. Cook in the butter, until the rice begins to become translucent, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  10. Chef’s Note: Keep stirring, and do not let the rice brown, or burn.
  11. Add the hot chicken stock, and the salt, and stir to combine.
  12. Cover and place into the oven, until all the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 – 20 minutes.
  13. Remove from the oven, and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the butter, parmesan, lime juice, and cilantro, then fluff with a fork,
  14. Chef’s Tip: Melt the butter in the microwave before adding.
  15. PLATE/PRESENT
  16. Serve while nice and hot. Enjoy.
  17. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Baked Essentials: Parmesan, Cilantro, Lime Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican




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