Monday, 29 June 2015

Cilantro Lime Rice !


Just three simple ingredients transforms a plain rice to another level with burst of flavors. The cilantro lime rice is a famous Mexican rice recipe that can be easily made at home within 10 - 15 minutes. 
It is an ideal accompaniment for many Mexican main course and a prominent filling in burritos and the base for a burrito bowl.


INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup long grain or basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp butter / olive oil
  • salt as needed

STEPS

  • Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil / butter in a pan and add chopped garlic to it. Once the garlic sweats add the drained rice and saute in medium flame for 3 - 4 minutes.


  • Then add 3/4 cup water, salt, few drop of lime juice and let the rice cook. Say max 10 minutes.
  • Once rice is cooked well, turn off stove , fluff the rice and add the finely chopped cilantro and micx well.
  • Squeeze the remaining lime and mix again. 

NOTES
  • Do not add all the lime juice to the water when cooking rice , it may turn bitter.
  • Some mexican eat outs (like Tortilla) have another version of this rice where the cilantro garlic and lime ground and added to cooked rice and mixed well. That way your rice looks green.
  • Just serve it as a side for tacos, enchiladas or use it as stuffing for burrito.



With Love,

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