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finished lime cilantro rice
Yields4 ServingsCategoryCuisine
Prep Time2 minsTotal Time22 mins
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Cooking your rice in a bit of lime juice lifts the flavor and makes it a perfect side for a Mexican meal.

 2 cups dry rice, any variety
 ½ cup lime juice
 3 ½ cups water
 1 cup packed chopped cilantro
1

Add the lime juice, water, and rice to a pot. 1/8 of the fluid should be lime juice, and 7/8 should be water. There should be twice as much fluid by volume as dry rice.

Raise to a boil, then simmer until the rice has absorbed the liquid. The rice should double in volume from its uncooked state.

rice in water

2

Chop the cilantro. There should be about 1/2 as much cilantro as dry rice by volume.

chopped cilantro

3

Once the rice is done cooking, stir in the chopped cilantro. The leaves should wilt in the hot rice.

cilantro rice in the pot

4

Enjoy!

finished lime cilantro rice