This is quite late to wish everyone a grand 2019 but in my defense I have been busy with holidays and family reunions and then recovering from the hangovers of the holidays and family reunions. So happy 2019 to everyone. I begin this year, surprisingly, not with a bread recipe which is usually the norm. This is mostly because I have stopped thinking of life in terms of years and planning something for the beginning of one calendar year as if life changes in any way. Maybe I am getting old or maybe wise, but either ways I am not able to look at a new calendar year with any excitement of starting something new and amazing.
On that note, here is the first theme of the Blogging Marathon for this month – Dishes from the southern hemisphere. My first dish is from Argentina – the Chimichurri Rice. This is a simple and flavourful one pot rice dish that can easily be whipped up for a lazy dinner.
Recipe adapted from here
WHAT WE NEED
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 1/4 cup Basmati Rice
1 Onion, large, thinly sliced
1 tbsp Juice of lemon
1/2 tsp Ginger, grated or finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp Red chilly flakes / powder
3-4 tbsp Tomato puree / Sauce
2 cups Vegetable stock
3-4 tbsp Fresh coriander, finely chopped
3 tbsp Golden corn (optional)
3 tbsp Green peas, fresh / frozen (optional)
WHAT TO DO
- Heat oil in a large pan
- Add the rice and onion and fry on medium high flame
- Once the onion is translucent and the rice is slightly brown, reduce the flame
- Add ginger, garlic, chilly flakes and juice of the lemon and mix well
- Add tomato puree and mix
- Pour the vegetable stock and add salt and the peas and corn, if using
- Increase to high flame till the stock starts to boil
- Reduce to low flame and cover to cook
- It should take around 15-20 minutes to for the rice to cook
- Check once or twice and add additional water if necessary
- Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with fresh coriander
- Serve hot
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM
Wish you and your family a very happy and healthy 2019 ahead! You are right – Bread being your forte, I had also expected a bread here today but I am equally glad to see another yummy recipe. Being a typical South Indian, I prefer rice over bread any day 😀
Happy New Year to you Sowmya ! Perfect beginning to the New Year . The rice with corn and peas sound quite simple , yet very flavourful . The flavours are quite similar to our Indian pulao :))
Happy New Year to all of you. It’s nice to learn to cook from different countries, the chimchuri rice looks flavourful and easy to prepare. Loved it.
Happy new year to u Sowmya ! That bowl of rice seems perfect for lunchboxes or weekend dinner .
A Very happy new year to you al as well, Sowmya. I never realized that chimichuri rice is so simple to make. Looks so easy and a perfect lunch box recipe.
Happy new year wishes Sowmya, Chimichuri rice looks absolutely flavourful, easy and simple to dish out with less efforts.
I like these kinds of easy and filling one pot rice dishes. Doesn’t really need anything to go with it.
Wish you a very happy new year Sowmya. This rice sounds easy to make and looks absolutely delicious.
Chimichurri rice looks very flavorful and a good start to the New Year! It is always difficult to get over family and friends reunion hangovers.. 🙂
That is a lovely one pot meal and great flavors. I love making these quick one pot rice recipes for weeknight dinners and this will be perfect.
A happy and healthy new year to you as well. That rice makes a fuss-free and easy lunch box item.
The rice recipe sounds so flavourful,I love one pot meals especially when one needs something quick simple and filling.