Posted by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch / Thursday, August 6, 2015
Cilantro Lime Rice
We usually have Mexican Food night at least once a week since we're a bunch of Mexican Foodaholics in our house!
I'm pretty sure we could live the rest of our lives off of Mexican food and be completely content with that being said I love to switch things up once in awhile with this Cilantro Lime Rice instead of our other favorite Restaurant Style Mexican Rice.
It's sort of a copycat of Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice but according to the fam it's even better.
I'll let you be the judge of that for yourself!
But I do know this rice packs plenty of flavor and makes a nice light side dish!
It's also super easy to make which is a win in my book.
In a large saute pan with a lid add 2 teaspoons Olive Oil or Cooking Oil of choice and add 1/3 cup Finely Minced Onion.
Cook over medium heat until onion starts to soften and becomes fragrant.
Add 2 cups Long Grain Jasmine, 2 Cloves Minced Garlic and 1/2 teaspoon Salt, cook until garlic becomes fragrant and rice is slightly translucent.
(Jasmine Rice for obvious reasons isn't traditional but I love the smell and I prefer it.)
Stir in 3 cups Water. Cover pot and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook until water is absorbed about 15-20 minutes.
Whatever you do don't stir the rice or it will become sticky!
Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
Stir in 2 tablespoons Lime Juice about 1 whole Lime Juiced and 1/3 cup Chopped Cilantro.
At this point our house was smelling pretty amazing and I know yours will too!
And in case your feeding an army this Restaurant Style Mexican Rice is our other Mexican night favorite sure to hit the spot!