Ingredient of the Week: Cilantro MiniCubes
What is it?
A concentrated mixture of cilantro that, per cube, is equal to two teaspoons of fresh cilantro. There are also some random ingredients packed into these bouillon-like squares, including monosodium glutamate (which I've personally never had a problem with), hydrogenated palm oil, dehydrated spinach - for color, presumably - and ground bay leaves.
Interestingly enough, it's a product of the Dominican Republic.
What is it used for?
You can use it in a pinch if you don't want to run to the store for a $.50 bunch of the fresh stuff in soups, rice, stews and anything else where it would dissolve easily.
Where can I buy it in Houston?
We found this at the Foodarama on Victory and Bingle, but we're guessing it can be found in many of the Latin markets around town.
Cilantro Corn Soup, Courtesy of Knorr
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