I would like to thank my new favorite chef on the Food Network, Claire Robinson from 5 Ingredient Fix for this recipe. She makes the best food on TV and even rivals my adoration for Rachael Ray. (Rachael Ray always will win, though, because she has a sweet TV show. Since when do I watch TV though, you might ask? Oh, ever since Mark got himself a TV and DVR Dish for his birthday. :) I used to hate it, but then I found stuff I like on TV, and now I can't break away from it! Oh well....
Green Goddess Rice
- 1 ½ cups basmati rice
- Kosher salt
- 1 small avocado, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped
- 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- Freshly ground black pepper
Cook the rice. Meanwhile, put the avocado, basil, lemon juice, oil, and 1/4 cup water in a blender and puree. Season generously with salt and pepper. Add more water if needed and puree until the mixture is the consistency of sour cream.
Fluff the rice with a fork and gently fold the green dressing into the warm rice. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve immediately.