This is my new favorite one I did it last night with the Ethiopian Berbere beef stew.
I found out about it on tv and have made it several times since. So good, so easy, no big deal. Just a really good flavored, to me and family at least, rice that is a nice change from the typical white boring rice. I would ask you to post whatever it is that you do to rice [either white or brown rice] we love either, that makes yours so good.
"Nice flavored Rice"
1 c white rice
1 T olive oil
1 T butter
2 stalks celery broken in half
1 serrano chili or jalepeno whole [poked]
1 clove garlic whole
2 cups good quality chicken stock/broth [I use Progresso]
1 T good quality lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
Soak the rice in water, squish around so water gets cloudy, dump out water and do again, 3 times. Last time let it soak in water 30 minutes, then dump out water. Butter and oil in sauce pan, let melt then add the drained rice. Stir to coat it all and when that's done, put in the broken celery, the whole garlic clove, the whole poked chili pepper, the half onion and gently stir. Now add your broth/stock and your lime juice 1/2 t pepper and 1 t salt, stir and cover for 15 minutes, turn off heat, let sit for 3 minutes. Retrieve the celery, garlic, onion, pepper and toss. Stir/fork to blend and serve.
**chopped or not
you decide if you want it to remain in your rice [or just the flavor from the 1/2 onion that imparts into the rice]
I chop fine and leave it in