Monday, February 17, 2014

Cilantro Lime Rice

Rice is generally considered a side dish here in the US, while in the east Asian world it is literally served with each meal of the day. It is also served mainly just plain. 

Leave it to the folks to the way south of us to take something so bland, and make it just jump up and dance with flavor!! The Lime zest and citrusy punch of the juice combine with the cilantro to make this boring side dish a welcome addition to any main, not just Mexican.

If you have never had this rice, you should really make an attempt to try it. It elevates plain white rice to a whole other level, almost main-dishness!


1 1/2 cups long grain Rice-cooked according to the directions
2 tbsp finely diced onion
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 3/4 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes

1 Lime, zested and juiced

1/4 cup Cilantro, minced

  1.  In a deep saucepan with a tight fitting lid, heat the oil the medium. Add in rice and onions, tossing all in the oil to coat and saute for 3-5 minutes until, onions are softened and rice is translucent.
  2. Add in water and bouillon, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. 
  3. Add in zest, juice of the lime and cilantro, cover and set aside for 10 minutes. Toss and serve. 

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