Weekly Recipes

Cilantro Lime Rice

Lime Cilantro Rice

This simple recipe for rice is the perfect complement to either green chili or my Green Chile Curry. It just has a fresh citrus taste that provides a wonderful balance. Instead of typical rice, this one’s a festive rice!

Cilantro Lime Rice
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A festive, yet simple rice dish perfect to serve with any green chili.
Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: Southwest
Serves: 8 servings
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
  1. Bring water to a boil; stir in rice, salt, and butter.
  2. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is tender, about 25 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and let set 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro just before serving.


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