Cilantro Rice

Recipe of the Week

1 cup fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves
1 fresh jalapeno chili, stemmed (optional)
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup grated carrot
salt (optional)

In a blender, whirl cilantro, garlic, chili and 1 cup broth until smooth. In
a 3-4 quart pan over medium heat, stir oil, rice, onion powder, and cumin
until rice is a pale golden color, 5-8 minutes.Stir in cilantro mixture,
remaining broth, and carrot. Cover, bring to a boil over high heat, then

reduce and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 18 minutes. If desired,
season to taste with salt.

Makes 5-6 servings

Source : iChef