Spice container w/ Rice = Happy spices

polentaRice absorbs humidity easily. The spice container with rice inside helps spices stay dry without forming into lumps.

Other foods, like spices, garlic, onions and sweet potatoes, require low humidity but higher temperatures, which also makes them unstable for storage in a refrigerator. Because it absorbs moisture easily, rice can be of great help here. In the design above, the cork lid of each spice container contains a small space holding rice, which helps to keep the spices dry without forming into lumps.

Lemon Cilantro Rice/Arroz con Sabor a Limon y Cilantro

Cilantro Lemon Rice

I honestly like simple food I have tried several ways to make a lemon cilantro lime rice by adding the lime or lemon juice in the water before adding the rice, I have tried adding the juice after and is not quiet the texture I like so I went back to the basic by simply adding the cilantro and the lemon zest at the end. Sometimes when you don’t do too much the food can develop better flavors. Here is a very simple way to change your rice!

2 cups water

2 tbs canola oil

1 cup long-grain white rice

1 tsp lime zest


2 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (please try to get them as fresh it can be)

  1. Bring the water to a boil; add salt, oil and rice into the water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Tale your lime zest, and cilantro and add it into the cooked rice just before serving.