Fresh herbs minced and frozen with olive oil in ice cube trays can be a quick flavor boost for rice or sauteed veggies. See my tutorial for these easy-to-make HERB BOMBS!
Mince all herbs and mix together in a bowl. Mince or press 2 cloves of garlic and add to the bowl with the herbs. Pour enough olive oil to thoroughly coat and gently stir to incorporate all ingredients. Drop approximately 1 Tablespoon into each ice cube tray compartment. Press herbs down to compact contents and add a little additional olive oil if needed to cover herbs.
Cover ice cube tray securely to keep aromas from flavoring other items in the freezer and place tray in freezer until completely frozen. When thoroughly frozen remove from ice trays by gently prying with a small spoon if necessary and quickly place Flavored Herb Bombs in a labeled freezer container for future use.
To use, place a herb bomb in a bowl on the counter top until thawed and then stir into food to flavor. To use to flavor rice, drop herb-bomb in pan and use melting oil & herbs to saute brown rice for about 3-4 minutes, then cook & serve rice as usual. To use to flavor simmering soups or broth, drop frozen herb-bomb directly into simmering recipes to flavor as the broth cooks.