Cilantro Lime Rice

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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

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


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

chopped cilantro


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

cilantro rice in the pot



finished lime cilantro rice

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