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cilantro lime rice

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Heather Haddo
Burlington, KY

This rice is literally in the "limelight" at gatherings, especially when I do a burrito bar. It's a great companion/side to a spicy main dish.

(2 ratings)
yield 2 -3
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For cilantro lime rice

  • 1 c
    rice, long grain
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • *zest of 1/2 a lime
  • *the juice of 1/2 a lime (more if you like)
  • 3 Tbsp
    finely chopped cilantro
  • *water, enough to cover 3/4 of an inch of the rice. if you're familiar with measuring the water with the pinky finger method, that's what i do. if you've had success using the directions on the rice, then by all means use it.

How To Make cilantro lime rice

  • 1
    Rinse rice. Combine rice, oil, salt, water, and lime zest. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook on very low heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is fluffy.
  • 2
    Remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add lime juice and chopped cilantro. Give it a good mix and enjoy!