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Cilantro-Lime Rice

The biggest key to making rice that is full of flavor, is to use something other than plain water to cook the rice in.

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After the onions and garlic are sautéed, adding in the rice and frying for another few minutes adds even more flavor to the rice by giving it a delicate toasted flavor. Stir in the stock, cover and simmer until tender.

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Once the rice is tender, stir in the zest and cilantro. You can make this a complete meal by adding in some diced cooked chicken and some veggies.CilantroLimeRice3

Cilantro-Lime Rice
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups GF chicken or GF veggie stock
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender over medium-low heat.
  2. Reduce temperature to low and add rice and salt, stirring constantly for 3 minutes. This will add a nice toasted flavor to the rice.
  3. Add stock and lime juice and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until rice is tender, adding more liquid as needed.
  4. Just before serving, stir in the zest and cilantro.

One Response to Cilantro-Lime Rice

  1. Lin March 22, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    That sounds DELICIOUS!! I’m allergic to garlic and shallots, but I can put in a little extra onion!

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