Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
This is easy side dish is brimming with bright fresh flavor, and it's perfectly hearty and satisfying. It's delicious paired with all your favorite Mexican food or try it with seafood too.
dry long grain white rice
chopped green onion
(1 large clove)
fresh lime juice,
or to taste
Rinse rice in a fine mesh sieve until water runs clear, drain well, set aside.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute 30 seconds.
Pour in water, 1 Tbsp lime juice and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add rice and spread even. Reduce heat to low, cover with a snug lid and let simmer until water has been absorbed, about 18 - 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and let rest, covered, 10 minutes.
Stir in cilantro and remaining 1 Tbsp lime juice. Serve warm.
Optional: If desired toss in 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies, drained after cooking.
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