Monday, June 12, 2017

Cilantro Lime Rice


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati long grain white rice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of one lime
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup lightly packed chopped cilantro, leaves and tender stems


  • Brown the rice: Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan on medium high heat. Add the raw rice and stir to coat with the olive oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice has started to brown.
  • Add the garlic and cook a minute more.
  • Add water, salt, zest, then simmer: Add water, salt, and lime zest to the rice. Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and lower the heat to low to maintain a very low simmer.
  • Cook undisturbed for 15 minutes (check your rice package instructions), then remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork.
  • Stir in lime juice and cilantro: Transfer the rice to a serving bowl. Pour lime juice over the rice and toss with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with chicken, steak, shrimp, Mexican or Asian food.

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