On a recent trip to Las Vegas, my husband and I ate at a restaurant called Taqueria Canonita at the Venetian hotel. We had the wild mushroom poblano cream enchiladas and they were amazing!! Of course I wanted to try recreating it at home. I looked online for ideas on the recipe and ended up making the enchiladas for some friends one night for dinner. I ended up combining and modifying a few different recipes to get the taste that I wanted for the sauce, so before I post the recipe for the enchiladas, I need to make them again to verify my methods and ingredients. UPDATE: I posted the enchiladas recipe…and they are delicious!!
In addition to the enchiladas, I thought some type of cilantro rice would go well with the dish. After looking online for some recipes, I recalled going to a friends house and having a simple yet tasty cilantro rice dish that left a memory. So I asked her for the recipe and here it is below! It was a perfect side to the enchiladas and would probably work as a side for many different dishes.
- In a mini food processor, blend the cilantro, garlic clove, ginger, and about 2 tbsp olive oil so that it forms a paste. Add more olive oil if needed.
- Heat a skillet to medium heat. Add some olive oil. Add the cilantro paste and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the cooked rice and mix until the paste is fully incorporated into the rice. Be careful not to mash the rice by over mixing (add olive oil if necessary).
- Add salt, pepper, sugar, and lemon juice to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!
Tried this recipe for Dev today and it was a hit!! Love all the vegan dairy free options you have. Thanks!!
Made this for dinner yesterday along with roasted caulifower. I love how simple this is to prepare, and how great it tastes. Will be making this again. Thanks for sharing!
looks great! which rice do you use
With this recipe, I used long grain rice, but really any is fine. Jasmine, long grain, or even brown rice if you like the added texture. The rice is really delicious and complements other dishes well. Let me know how you like it!
I just tried this recipe last night. It was really good. We used a short grain rice. I would definitely make it again. I doubled the garlic just because we like garlic so much. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Thanks for the great review! Extra garlic is always a great idea!