Night Night my blogger buds,
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup basmati rice (or a mixed brown and wild rice works beautifully also)
1 small onion, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups water
1 teaspoon sea salt
Zest from 1 lemon
Juice from 2 limes
4 cups baby spinach
2 cups cilantro, coarsely chopped
In medium size heavy sauce pot, heat oil. Add rice and cook, stirring often, until slightly browned with a nutty aroma. Add onion, brown for about two minutes. Add garlic, cook until softened, about 1 minute.
Add water, salt, lemon zest and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer with a tight fitting lid until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 minutes (40 minutes if using brown rice). Do not stir.
Remove from heat, fluff with fork and gently stir in lime juice, baby spinach, cilantro and scallions. (Cilantro and scallions can be served on the side if your family finds them objectionable, as various members of mine do.)