Cilantro Lime Rice
Cilantro Lime Rice is just as quick & easy as a plain rice and super versatile! This zesty rice compliments any Mexican and Asian dishes and any meat!
To cook the rice on stovetop, in 2.5qt heavy-bottomed saucepan with a lid, combine rice, water, olive oil and salt.
Cover and bring it to a slow boil over medium high heat.
Reduce heat to low/simmer and cook for 15 minutes, covered.
Remove from heat and let sit for another 10 minutes, covered. Don’t be tempted to open the lid, because steam is what finishes the cooking.
Meanwhile, zest the lime using a microplane zester. (TIP: Only zest the green part without going into bitter white part.) Then cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice. You should get about 2 tablespoons of juice.
Once the rice is cooked, add lime zest, juice and chopped cilantro. Fluff the rice with a fork and mix everything together.
Serving: 0.75cup, Calories: 186kcal, Carbohydrates: 37.9g, Protein: 3.4g, Fat: 2.1g, Sodium: 161.9mg, Sugar: 0.2g