Monday, September 12, 2011

Viva Mexico! - Mojitos & Cilantro lime rice

This will be a brief post.

I made the cilantro lime rice as follows:

Cook four cups of long grain white rice
Put the rice in the fridge overnight or until it's cold. (If you're short on time, use the freezer)
Heat your wok with oil. When the oil is hot, dump in the rice
Separate the granules of rice with a spoon.
When the rice is separated, add 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 lime
Sprinkle pepper over the rice to taste
Stir rice until everything is mixed uniformly and give it an extra minute to fry
Serve hot with your fajitas


Best ever Mojito

Seriously, they were.  At least, the best you'll get outside of a Mexican resort.  I found this recipe at this website.

I've kind of sort of simplified it if you don't have a lot of the same things the original author has.

Tall Glass or Mojito Glass
White Rum
Crushed Ice

How to prepare your Mojito:

Wash and dry the limes and mint
Cut the ends off the lime and cut it into 8 wedges
Pull the leaves off of the mint

It's easy to put the lime and mint into their own respective bowls so you can prepare multiple mojitos quickly

Place 4 to 12 mint leaves into the glass. The amount of mint you use is relative to how large the mint leaves are. The larger the leaves, the fewer you need.

Add 1 tbsp sugar to the limes and mint, then mash them all together at the bottom of the glass. You can use a spoon to do that.  Just make sure you don't shred your mint leaves.

Add 2 oz of rum and stir everything together until the sugar is dissolved.

Fill the rest of your glass with crushed ice and top it off with the Sprite.

Give the drink one last little stir and, if you want, garnish it with a bit of mint and a lime.

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