Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cilantro Lime Rice

This recipe is as easy as they come and packs a big punch in the flavor department.  I like to serve this with crock pot carnitas, sweet potato burritos, or quesadillas.  So simple, so delicious.  Perfect!  I hope you try it.  :)

Cilantro Lime Rice

1 bay leaf
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2-3 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped medium fine
juice of 1 lime
juice of ½ lemon
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup long grain or basmati white rice
1 ½ to 2 cups water (look at the directions on your rice package –it may be 1 cup rice and 1 ½ water or 1 ¾ water)

Put oil in saucepan and heat on medium.  Sauté the rice in oil until almost translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add water and bay leaf, bring to a boil.  Immediately turn the heat down to simmer and cover pan.  Simmer, covered for 20 minutes.  Turn off heat and let sit, covered for 20 minutes.  Remove lid and transfer rice to large mixing bowl and fluff with fork.
In small bowl or measuring cup whisk salt, lime juice and lemon juice together until salt is dissolved.  Pour mixture over rice, using a spatula toss well to evenly coat rice with lime/lemon mixture.  Stir in the chopped cilantro.  Toss well to distribute cilantro.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10/03/2011

    Claire, this was a great and easy meal to prepare. Most importantly, my family, who loves Chipotle, felt this rice served with your quesadillas were a winner! Loved it.