Fast-Cooking Cilantro Lime Rice
Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Cilantro Lime Rice is bright and zesty with subtle latin tones. This tender, fluffy rice is flavored with fresh zippy and zesty lime juice and chopped cilantro. Make rice the star of your meals with this delectable Cilantro Lime Rice recipe.
There is no substitute for moist, flavorful rice paired with your favorite main dish. Cilantro Lime Rice has subtle Latin vibes and a bright fresh flavor that compliments enchiladas, grilled chicken, tacos, and so much more. Transform cooked rice, and watch it disappear! Whether it’s for a party, or for Taco Tuesday, you’ll wonder where this recipe has been all your life!
When you're eating a burrito, it's hard to call rice the star. After all, it's mostly there to act as a filler rice is inexpensive, so loading up on it is a great way to save money. That said, rice can be boring, especially if you don't add any flavoring ingredients. That's what makes this cilantro lime rice recipe so irresistibly good. Their soft, fluffy rice is perfectly chewy without any trace of stickiness, the lime juice gives it a delightfully tangy flavor, and the cilantro lends a burst of herbaceous notes.
Cilantro is rich in beta-carotene in addition to beneficial vitamins (A and C); it is also packed with minerals like potassium and calcium! Additionally, blood pressure and intestinal health both from cilantro, and the potassium helps stabilize the body’s fluid levels and therefore the heart rate.
All in all this ciantro lime rice recipe is budget-friendly and uses staple pantry items that you’re sure to have around the house. It comes together very quickly, perfect for a last minute meal plan or an easy weeknight dinner. It can be frozen and reheated perfectly. You can make a double batch and freeze one, or freeze the leftovers. Because it is cost-effective and can be frozen ahead of time, this rice makes an excellent crowd-pleaser. Try it for your next Latin-inspired party!
2 Tbps olive oil
1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
2 1/4 cup water
Zest of one lime
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 cup lightly packed chopped cilantro, leaves and tender stems
Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan on medium high heat. Add the uncooked rice and stir to coat with the olive oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice has started to brown.
Add water and lime zest to the rice. Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and lower the heat to low to maintain a very low simmer.
Transfer the rice to a serving bowl. Pour lime juice over the rice and toss with chopped cilantro.