Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

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cilantro lime rice

Revamping menu staples with a simple twist on a simple dish can make all the difference when planning your menu for the week or the month. Bring some fun flavor to meals that might be becoming a little too typical. This rice recipe was a refreshing hit when we swapped out Taco Tuesday for Burrito Bowls. It would definitely pair well with tacos, enchiladas, burritos, fajitas or really any Mexican based dish or even a variety of fish!

The key to making this rice recipe is to under-cook the rice slightly. Instead of cooking the rice to absorb all of the water, the rice is boiled in water and then drained. This method of cooking rice will prevent the rice from sticking together!

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
  • 2 c Basmati Rice
  • 2 ½ tsp. salt, divided (2 tsp. & ½ tsp.)
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Dash of fresh lime zest
  1. In a large pot bring 8 cups of water with 2 tsp. of salt to a boil.
  2. Add rice, stir and return to boil and let cook uncovered for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Once cooked strain and rinse rice in hot water (this prevents rice from continuing to cook further and from sticking together), shake as much water as possible from rice and transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, zest and remaining ½ tsp of salt.
  5. Serve & enjoy!

Other Rice Recipes:

Parmesan Rice Pilaf

Spanish Rice, Sausage & Black Bean Skillet

Chipotle Chicken Sausage & Rice Wraps

Make sure you check out my other easy recipes in my recipe index!

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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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