Cilantro Lime Rice

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What can I say about this recipe other than it is super flavorful? The lime and cilantro take an ordinary dish of rice and make it altogether something else. Something really wonderful. It has quickly become a family favorite around our house. And since I am new to the whole rice making game I definitely wanted to share it here. If you haven’t seen it already you can go here and read about a few tips and tricks for cooking rice that I have learned.


What You’ll Need:

2 TBS butter

1 1/4 cup Basmati rice

2 1/4 cup chicken broth

1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped*

zest and juice of one lime*

1/2 tsp cumin

salt to taste

What You’ll Do:

Toast the butter and rice for 2 to 3 minutes in a pan on medium to high heat.

Add the remaining ingredients, stirring to combine.

Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.

*I typically use two limes and really loosely eyeball the amount of cilantro.

Our favorite way to enjoy this dish is to place either a pork chop or slice of pork tenderloin on a bed of the rice and then top with some fresh pico de gallo. It is probably the most foolproof meal I can whip up. Not only is it tasty but the presentation is particularly lovely and colorful.

Total win win.

Sharing with Melt In Your Mouth Monday 



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