Shortly after getting married to my Greek-American husband, he asked me, intrigued, why I liked rice so much, since I made it almost every day. Of course, I grew up eating lots of rice. In my parents' house, rice was like bread – essential to every dinner. Rice with chicken, rice with prawns or shrimp, paella, rice with beans, rice soup, rice pudding ... endless rice!
The great thing about rice is that the more you add to it, the better! Each ingredient adds more and more flavor. It’s a blank canvas that you can paint with every new ingredient. Do you like sausage? Add it. How about seafood? Include that too. Prefer vegetables? Go for it.
I want to share this recipe for rice that I tested a while ago and want to make again and again. I decided to make rice with cilantro and lime but with a twist ... yellow squash! The squash is subtle and does not alter the taste of cilantro or lime.
If you like the taste of summer or yellow squash and cilantro, you'll love it. It's refreshing, and may just make your little ones want to eat their vegetables. Try it!