Cilantro-Lime Rice

A fantastic side to tacos, enchiladas and more.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1½ cups basmati long grain white rice
1 clove garlic, minced
2¼ cups water
1 teaspoon salt
Zest of one lime
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup lightly packed chopped cilantro, leaves and tender stems

Method:
1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan on medium high heat. Add the raw rice and stir to coat with the olive oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice has started to brown. Add the garlic and cook a minute more.

2. Add water, salt, and lime zest to the rice. Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and lower the heat to low to maintain a very low simmer. Cook undisturbed for 15 minutes (check your rice package instructions), then remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
Fluff the rice with a fork.

3. Transfer the rice to a serving bowl. Pour lime juice over the rice and toss with the chopped cilantro.

Taco Night Recipes

Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with wild-caught Pacific Cod from Alaska, locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas and rich Cotija cheese. Top your fish tacos with a flavorful, lime-kissed carrot slaw and cherry tomato pico de gallo (see recipes for details!), serve with a black bean-red chile tamale and a side of buttery Mayocoba beans and you’ve got a Southwestern-style feast. Also included: Stollen bread, farm-fresh eggs and fun, fresh produce like radish microgreens, avocados, Jalapeño peppers and Cara Cara oranges. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cherry Tomato Pico de Gallo
This classic-style pico de gallo is fantastic atop tacos, scrambled eggs and of course, served as a dip with chips.

Purple Carrot-Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro
This light, fresh slaw adds great flavor and texture to this week’s fish tacos.

How-To: Cook Mayocoba Beans
You can enjoy these beans straight out of the pot, or save and prepare them refried-style later!

Radicchio Salad with Cara Cara & Blood Oranges
This lovely salad from Ina Garten is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest gray day.

Crispy Parsnip Chips
These lightly-salted baked chips are a wonderful afternoon snack.

Black Radish Cream
Substitute this zingy spread for horseradish in your favorite recipes.

Purple Carrot-Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro

This light, fresh slaw adds great flavor and texture to this week’s fish tacos.

Ingredients:
½-1 head green cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced
2-3 purple carrots, coarsely grated
1 Jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
¾ cup freshly-chopped cilantro
½ cup sour cream or crème fraîche
Juice from 2 limes
Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste

Method:
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream or crème fraîche with the lime juice. Season to taste with fresh ground pepper.

2. In a separate bowl, combine cabbage, Jalapeño pepper, carrots and cilantro. Drizzle with dressing, tossing to coat. Season with more pepper as desired and salt to taste.

Cherry Tomato Pico de Gallo

This classic-style pico de gallo is fantastic atop tacos, scrambled eggs and of course, served as a dip with chips.

Ingredients:
1 pint cherry tomatoes, washed and chopped in half
1 Walla Walla sweet onion, peeled and finely diced
1 Jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Sea salt

Method:
1. Combine tomatoes, onion, and Jalapeño pepper in a medium bowl. Add the cilantro, then drizzle lime juice over the salsa. Season generously with sea salt, to taste. Allow to sit 10-20 minutes on the countertop for flavors to fully combine.

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