Cilantro Lime Rice

Green serving bowl filled with cilantro lime rice. Looking down on a green plastic bowl filled with cilantro lime rice.
Recipe Origin Mexico
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Servings 6
Preparation 10 min 00:10
Cook 30 min 00:30
Ready in 40 min 00:40
Difficulty Beginner
Cooking Method Steam
Ingredients Grains Rice
Equipment Pot
Recipe Type Side Dish
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Green serving bowl filled with cilantro lime rice. Looking down on a green plastic bowl filled with cilantro lime rice.

Cilantro Lime Rice

This tart yet flavorsome side dish of cilantro lime rice is a great side dish or component to a range of Mexican dishes.

The rice is cooked in a traditional method of starting in oil before being steamed in a self-absorption style method. Various flavors are added through the stages. This method also minimizes the time over the heat source making it possible to make with a single burner for a full meal.

This cooking process creates rich rice with grains that don’t stick to each other. Although traditionally used in Mexican dishes it also works well with curries originating from Asia. 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 1/4 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1 line, zested

1 lime juiced, (~3 tablespoon)

1 cup diced cilantro (coriander)

Equipment

lidded pot

Recipe Directions

  1. Heat the pot to medium heat then add the oil, butter, and rice. Cook while stirring continuously until the oils are absorbed then add the garlic.

  2. Add the water, salt, and lime zest then bring the water to a rolling boil. 

  3. Cover the pot with the lid and boil for an additional 2 minutes then take off the heat. Let sit undisturbed for 15 minutes.

  4. Fluff the rice with a fork then stir through the lime juice and cilantro. Serve hot.

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Recipe Origin Mexico
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 6
Preparation 10 min 00:10
Cook 30 min 00:30
Ready in 40 min 00:40
Difficulty Beginner
Cooking Method Steam
Ingredients Grains Rice
Equipment Pot
Recipe Type Side Dish
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