Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cilantro Lime Rice {with IP directions, too!}

Do you need a fun side dish to liven up a Mexican meal? Do you love Chipotle style rice and want to recreate it at home? Do you love good food? If any of these are true of you, you should make this! This is one of the best rice dishes I've ever tasted, and it's SO simple. I can imagine a ton of applications for this delicious dish, so I'm sure it will become a staple at my house.

Start by combining the water, rice, salt

and butter

in a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. This will smell amazing, like any good butter water should!

Cover and reduce heat to low, then simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender. While it cooks, you can mince up the cilantro. I like using my mini chopper for this.

When the rice is done, fluff it with a fork, then add the lime juice

and cilantro.

Fold gently to combine and try not to eat the whole thing right out of the pan...

One year ago: Spinach, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza
Two years ago: Blueberry Ice Cream Tart
Three years ago: banana muffins

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Cilantro Lime Rice

3 cups water
2 cups Jasmine Rice
3 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. salt
¾ cup fresh cilantro, minced
juice of 1 lime

Combine rice, water, butter and salt in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and gently fold in lime juice and cilantro. Serves 8.

For the Instant Pot:
Spray the IP insert with nonstick spray. Add in 2 cups rice and TWO CUPS WATER. (different than stove top version) Add butter and salt, and stir to combine. Set the seal to sealing and press the rice button; it should automatically set for 12 minutes. When the time has completed, do a quick release. Add in lime juice and cilantro and stir well to combine. Serve immediately.

Recipe Source: Shugary Sweets

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sara,
    We would just love your Cilantro Lime Rice, it looks awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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