By keeping just a few ingredients on hand you'll always have the option of whipping up this light, effervescent Lime Cilantro Rice. Works well in burrito bowls but also tastes great on its own! mexicanplease.com
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Cilantro Lime Rice

By keeping just a few ingredients on hand you'll always have the option of whipping up this light, effervescent Cilantro Lime Rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • oil
  • splash of water

Instructions

  • Heat up a dollop of oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat
  • Saute 1 cup of rice in the saucepan until lightly browned
  • Add 2 cups of stock and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the rice
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a light simmer
  • Let simmer until the liquid is absorbed
  • Turn off heat and cover, letting rice sit in its own steam for a few minutes
  • Rinse 1/2 bunch of cilantro and twist off the bottom stems, chopping roughly
  • Add to a blender along with 2 Tablespoons lime juice and 1 garlic clove
  • Add a couple tablespoons of water (or oil) and blend the ingredients together
  • Add the lime cilantro mixture to the cooked rice and mix thoroughly
  • Taste for salt
  • Add additional cilantro if desired

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal