I’ve been meaning to make this for a long time now. Its one of those side dishes that you know is easy, but can only be prepared with a complementary entree.
I’m a fan of brown rice and have been switched now for a few months so I decided to make a brown rice version of it. This can easily be made with white rice, just substitute it. It’s the perfect side dish to compliment rotisserie style chicken and the cilantro just gives it that extra kick that makes bland rice something other than boring.
- I omitted the salt, my own personal preference.
- My brown rice is not long grain, but it still worked out just fine.
- I love the use of zest of citrus rinds and use them whenever I can; I’d recommend investing in a good quality model or even a microplane.
This was not a winner between the kids. The tartness of the limes wasn’t overpowering, but enough to turn off the small taste buds of the boys. Hubbo, on the other hand, gave his approval.
For families that would like to try this , I would advise leaving some untouched rice for the kids just in case its not to their liking. But other than that, I do recommend giving this a shot!
Cilantro Lime Rice
Yield = 4-6 servings
- 3 cups of hot cooked rice (long grain recommended, since it does not come out mushy)
- 2 small limes (or 1 large lime)
- 1 lime, zest of (all of one lime)
- 1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- Once your rice is cooked fluff with fork.
- Add lime juice, zest, cilantro and salt.
- Stir well.
- Serve warm.
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About Lynne Jaques
Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!