I have always wanted to try making this rice dish and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to do it. I found this recipe on Closet Cooking and trusted that it would be good because Kevin always has great recipes. It was not only really simple to make it also had very little clean-up. I loved the cilantro and subtle lime flavor – it tasted fantastic and was a big hit with my family. This dish paired nicely with the Southwestern Flank Steak. I plan on making this rice again and again. Thanks for the great recipe, Kevin.
Cilantro and Lime Rice:
Ingredients:Adapted recipe and photo by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe from Closet Cooking
- 1-2 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 sweet yellow onion, diced
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup long grained rice (brown or white)
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
- 1 large handful of cilantro, chopped
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
How to Make Cilantro and Lime Rice
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until soft and tender.
Add the rice and garlic then cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes.
Add the water and chicken bouillon granules, bring to a boil over high heat, cover and reduce the heat, and simmer, until tender, about 20-25 minutes for white rice and 40-45 minutes for brown rice.
Remove from heat and mix with the cilantro, lime juice, and zest. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net