Toss your Jasmine rice with a vibrant and tangy herb dressing made with a mixture of spinach, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, a bit of lemon zest and more for a dish of delicious flavors. Serve with zesty grilled chicken kebabs for a dinner that is sure to please.
Garlic Lemon Chicken Kebabs: Stir lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Toss chicken pieces with marinade. Let stand for at least 1 hour but up to 4 hours, covered and refrigerated. Evenly thread chicken and red onion onto 8 skewers.
Preheat grill to medium heat; grease the grate well. Grill kebabs, turning occasionally, for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is well-marked, cooked through and internal temperature registers 165°F.
Green Rice: Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions.
In a blender, puree spinach, cilantro, parsley, garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon zest, salt and pepper until smooth. Toss rice with green dressing until well coated. Serve rice with kebabs.
If using bamboo skewers, soak for at least 15 minutes in water to prevent skewers from burning on the grill.
Substitute chicken with pork tenderloin if desired.
For vegetarian dish, stir cooked lentils into rice and substitute chicken with mushrooms.
Looking for new recipes to try out on the grill? These juicy Garlic Lemon Chicken Skewers marinated in a zesty citrus sauce are served alongside a tasty side of seasoned green rice are a great addition to your next BBQ or family dinner!
For a vegetarian option, marinate other vegetables like peppers, mushrooms, onion or eggplant and cook over the grill on your skewers!
The beauty of this seasoned rice is that it can be served warm or cold alongside your grilled chicken or veggie kebabs. For best results, use Carolina® Jasmine Rice, as the long grain rice cooks up fluffy and separate, which means the flavors of the dressing can be distributed more evenly for maximum flavor in every bite.
Note: If you only have white rice on hand, feel free to swap it in. To do that, learn how much rice to water is needed!
The dressing is quick and simple! Combine fresh greens like spinach, cilantro, and parsley with garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon zest, salt and pepper to create your own homemade zesty citrus combination. Save some in the fridge to make again throughout the week!