- 1 cup uncooked long-grain (white) basmati rice (recommended: Texmati)
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh curly parsley leaves
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill leaves
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh scallions
- white and green parts
- Pinch freshly ground black pepper
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget
Combine the rice, 1 3/4 cups water, the salt, and butter in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat to low, stir once, and simmer, covered tightly, for 15 minutes. (I need to pull the pot half off the burner to keep it from boiling over.)
Turn off the heat and allow the rice to sit covered for 5 minutes.
Add the parsley, dill, scallions, and pepper. Fluff with a fork, and serve warm.
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These baked Cheesy Eggplant Hedgehogs are totally adorable, tasty and really easy to make!
- 3 large eggplants
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped basil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 cup shredded cheese
- Mix the olive oil, chopped basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Carefully slice the eggplant on it's side in a cross-hatch pattern, without cutting all the way through.
- Lay the eggplants inside an oven-safe baking tray.
- Pour the oil mixture over the eggplants, taking care to pour between the slices.
- Stuff the gaps in the eggplant with shredded cheese.
- Cook in the oven at 355°F for 45 minutes, until the flesh is cooked and the cheese totally melted.
- Serve and enjoy!