I used to volunteer in a hippie kitchen in Berkeley and I was taught to basically shave the cilantro leaves off of the bunch by quickly going around it with a sharp chef’s knife. It took me another 10 years to discover that cilantro stems are delicious!
We frequently make cilantro-lime rice, and I love the little crunch and burst of flavor when I get a little stem piece between my teeth.
Lime Cilantro Rice
This cilantro lime rice is easy to make and ready to serve in just 30 minutes. Perfect with salmon or chicken, or to jazz up burrito bowls and tacos.