Transform boring, basic rice into something extraordinary – Cilantro Lime Rice – with the addition of a few fresh ingredients. In this recipe, lime and cilantro are paired to create a classic flavor combination that brings added depth to your dishes.
- 3 cups cooked rice*
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoon lime zest
- 3 Tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Prepare rice according to package directions.
- Fluff cooked rice with a fork and stir in fresh lime juice, lime zest, and cilantro until blended. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve immediately.
* Can use white, brown, or jasmine rice. (Brown rice is shown in the images).
Facts About Cilantro
- Cilantro is the term for the leaves and stems of the coriander plant.
- It’s also known as Chinese Parsley.
- Cilantro is the most widely used aromatic leafy herb in the world.
- Some people find the taste of cilantro to be “soapy.” They can blame it on their olfactory-receptor genes (OR6A2).
- Cilantro has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
- Cilantro may possibly have chelation properties.
For more cilantro facts, head over to MexicanAndMeatless.com and read Nancy’s post of 24 Cilantro Facts. It’s pretty interesting.
This rice compliments so many Mexican dishes, like Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken pictured above and Spicy Pineapple Boston Butt.
Do you like cilantro?