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Cooking for One Not So Blue April 24, 2012

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Last time I wrote about how discouraging it can be to cook for one.  This weekend I broke that mold though and had an absolutely fantastic dinner of coconut breaded butterfly shrimp, cilantro-lime rice, and asparagus.  I was excited when I found the rice recipe, as this was my first chance to use fresh cilantro from my garden.   It was surprising how well all of the flavors went together.  As I was eating I was even thinking about changing one of the meals in Julianne to this combination.  This novel is set in a seaside town, and the shrimp would be much more appropriate than chicken.  As I go into more revisions this week it is certainly something that I will have to consider.

If you want to try to Cilantro-Lime Rice here is the recipe.

1 cup long grain white rice

2 cups water

1 teaspoon chicken bullion granules

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

salt to taste

(you can also substitute the water for chicken broth)

Bring the rice, water, and chicken bouillon to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, 20-25 minutes.  Remove from the heat, add lime juice, cilantro, and salt.  Fluff with a fork and serve.

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2 Responses to “Cooking for One Not So Blue”

  1. gabbyoscar Says:

    Love this positive yummy blog. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Onisha Says:

    What’s for dinner tonight?


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