This is one of those dishes that you look to see what you have in your fridge and you put it in a dish and cook it! But those can be some of the best ones you make, and there is nothing more satisfying than knowing you are preventing waste AND making a delicious meal.
Oregano Rice with Lime
1 1/2 Cup cooked rice
3 tblsps butter
½ small onion
½ large stalk celery
1 small carrot
¼ green bell pepper
1 ½ teaspoon oregano
juice of one lime
salt and pepper to taste
1. Dice onions, celery, carrot, and bell pepper very fine (I like to use the food processor). In a large saucepan, melt 2 tbls of the butter and add the diced vegetables. Add the oregano and some ground black pepper to the veggies and saute until the onions become translucent.
2. Add the 3rd tablespoon of butter and when melted, add the rice. Stir rice and vegetables well.
3. Add lime juice and stir again.
4. Cook for five minutes on medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Add salt and more pepper to taste.
Serve this as a side dish for any Mexican or Greek dish. Enjoy!
-Nicole Marsh-Mueller loves to cook locally and organically for her family and blogs at The Armchair Housewife
photo credit: Nicole Marsh-Mueller