Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cilantro Lime Rice

I first made this rice back in December, but have not taken a picture of it until now. I really like the flavor of the lime and cilantro in this rice, which tastes great with spinach, avocado, and seasoned chicken.

If you strain the mixture before adding it to the rice you don't get as strong of a lime flavor and you can also control the overall flavor by how much you add to the rice. I like adding all of it, though, because I really like the flavor of it with the rice. Delicious any way you have it! 

1 cup long grain rice
2 cups + 2 tablespoons water, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bunch cilantro, leaves only
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic

Place the rice, 2 cups of the water, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil, stir briefly, cover, and reduce to low heat. Let cook, covered, until the rice is fluffy and the water is absorbed, about 16-18 minutes.
Combine the cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of water in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Combine this mixture and the rice and fluff with a fork.
Source: adapted from Annie's Eats


  1. Your cilantro lime looks like a simple yet delicious way to perk up the rice.

  2. I've had cilantro rice before, but I bet the lime pushes it over the edge in terms of tastiness!

  3. I have lots of cilantro in my garden right now, and this sounds like a great use for it! Sounds delicious with spinach and avocado too.

  4. yes. this. i've always liked the flavor of lime + cilantro. and it's the most perfect thing to have with mexican food.

  5. Rice will never be boring and plain ever again. Great idea! Thanks for posting.

  6. Great lookn rice!!

  7. This is perfect to have as a side for many things.

  8. Definitely the perfect side, especially for a Mexican dish!



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