Cilantro Lime Rice

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Cilantro Lime Rice is one of those recipes that you need in your recipe box
Cilantro Lime Rice is one of those recipes that you need in your recipe box

Cilantro Lime Rice is one of those recipes that you need in hand since this is the perfect side dish to so many different meals. Besides rice is one of the signatures dishes in our latino cuisine. Rice is prepared in so many different ways and also colors.

Cilantro Lime Rice is one of those recipes that you need in your recipe box

Cilantro Lime Rice

Chef Adriana Martin
Cilantro Lime Rice is one of those recipes that you need in hand since this is the perfect side dish to so many different meals including grilled meats. Besides, rice is one of the signatures dishes in our latino cuisine.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 6 servings
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 1 clove large garlicpureed
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon of cilantro paste
  • 1 lime

Instructions
 

  • Place a a sautéing pan in the stove and add cooking oil, let the oil warm and add the rice. Stir and combine with the oil.
  • Then add the garlic pureed and the salt and combine.
  • Pour the boiling water and add the cilantro paste and stir once.
  • Finish adding the juice of one lime and cook covered for 15-20 minutes until al dente.
  • Enjoy with your favorite meat.

Notes

The trick of cooking perfect rice is to use boiling water and to stir once or twice after you added the water in. If you stir too much or add too much water rice will become very tender and won't be al dente.
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We do it yellow using saffron or red with tomato paste, we add vegetables like peas and carrots, we like it combined with beans and even with pasta. We also like rice cooked with seafood and meats, to prepare yummy casseroles and we even eat it as dessert. Who doesn’t love a good arroz con leche.

Ingredients for making the cilantro lime rice
Ingredients for making the cilantro lime rice

So I thought would be nice to add this cilantro lime rice recipe to my repertoire and show you how easy it is to make. Believe me, after you make it the first time it will become the favorite side dish you will use for almost serving anything.

Cooking the Cilantro Lime Rice
Cooking the Cilantro Lime Rice

And now that grilling season is to start having an easy recipe for cooking rice it is also a good thing. Watch the video below and learn how to prepare this cilantro lime rice recipe.

This cilantro lime rice goes perfect with grilled meats, like chicken, beef or seafood. I also like it as the base to serve grilled skewers also known in Spanish as alambres. If you have leftovers or this cilantro lime rice, which I doubt,  you can use for making burritos or to add to hamburger meat to make meatballs or hamburger patties instead of the breadcrumbs.

This cilantro lime rice goes perfect with grilled meats, like chicken, beef or seafood
This cilantro lime rice goes perfect with grilled meats, like chicken, beef or seafood

Cooking rice is easy but also a serious thing. People say that when you are successful cooking rice and making a perfect sunny-side egg you can consider yourself a great cook. Because both eggs and rice require technique and patience in order to achieve success.

Follow my tricks and recipe steps and you will be successful making this yummy cilantro lime rice
Follow my tricks and recipe steps and you will be successful making this yummy cilantro lime rice

The trick of cooking perfect rice is to use boiling water and to stir once or twice after you added the water in. If you stir too much or add too much water rice will become very tender and won’t be al dente. Which it isn’t good when you are serving a latino style dish. We really like our rice al dente not mushy.

Follow my tricks and recipe steps and you will be successful making this yummy cilantro lime rice.

 

 

 

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Holly @ Woman Tribune

This is a really great side dish recipe! I love using Gourmet Garden pastes, especially for basil when we can’t get it plucked straight from the garden. The taste is so robust and has become a staple.

Elba Valverde

Esto se ve riquisimo, lo tengo que hacer 🙂 Y yo que soy super fan del cilantro

Nicole Escat

I bet this smells so good! I can’t wait to try your recipe.

Karlaroundtheworld | Karla

Excellent, just when I thought I ran out of good rice varieties. This really sounds like it will taste good with some lime chicken as well, let’s see!

Lexie Lane

We love rice and I am always on the look out for delicious rice recipe. This looks so tasty.

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