Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"They had best not stir the rice, though it sticks to the pot."
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

The refrigerator light goes on...

Don Quixote is right: never stir rice while it is cooking (unless you're making risotto with Arborio rice). It doesn't matter how you cook it, stirring it breaks down the starches on the outer layer and turns the rice to a gooey paste. Simply place the rice in the boiling liquid, stir once and cover. Leave it alone until the water is evaporated.


Cilantro Rice

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1/2 cup, cooked

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

The cooked rice keeps well overnight. Reheat gently.

1 1/2 cups water
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown rice
1 tsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup cilantro leaves (chopped)

In a medium sauce pain, heat the water, black pepper and salt. When the liquid boils, stir in the rice.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for about 25 minutes.

Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice.

When a very small amount of liquid remains, remove the pan from the burner. Add the butter and the chopped cilantro. Stir and let the rice stand, covered, for 3 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 cup cooked rice

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 188 Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
    Saturated Fat 1g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 295mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 7 mcg Potassium 114 mg
Magnesium 67 mg