Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cilantro-Lime Rice

I am so chuffed that you all liked my Veggie-Tofu recipe. As promised, here I am with the recipe for cilantro-lime rice. Usually at restaurants you find it as a side for any Mexican food or used as filler in burritos. 
This recipe is a huge hit in our family and there's more than 1 reason why we love it. 1) it's so quick to make  2) it's a flavor bomb.

Serves 2 | Time :20-25 min | You will need
1 cup basmati rice (uncooked)
2 tsp butter/oil
3 tbsp cilantro (finely chopped)
1-2 tsp salt
2 tbsp lime juice
2 cups of water

  1. Heat a pan (the one with lid) add butter/oil on medium heat.
  2. Add rinsed rice, stir lightly until the rice gets coated with butter.
  3. Add salt,1 tbsp lime juice & 2 cups of water. Cover & cook for 15-20 min
  4. Once the rice is cooked turn off the flame and keep it covered for 5-10 min.
  5. Add cilantro & 1tbsp lime juice to the rice and toss/fluff the rice until completely mixed.
  6. Serve hot. I usually pair it with black beans, Tofu fry, or any spicy Indian gravy. 
( Usually basmati is cooked in 1.5 cups of water, we add 2 cups here since we need fluffy grains )
You might also like to read : How to store Cilantro?

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  1. So tempting... perfect side rice

  2. Nice.... I love me some chipotle I might put my own spin on it

  3. 1st time here. Nice blog you have! Keep in touch!

  4. Hey there. I'm coming over from A Sorta Fairytale weekend blog hop. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love this rice!

    Nice to meet you! TGIF!

  5. This sounds yummy! I'm going to have to check out your tofu recipe too!

  6. I'm obsessed with lime and cilantro! This looks like the perfect side for a taco night.

    Stopping by from the No Rules blog hop. :)

  7. This looks delicious! I am always looking for a way to "dress up" rice. Thanks for sharing it with the Let's Get Real party. We're pinning it to our group Pinterest board.

  8. I love how light and refreshing this rice is! Thanks for linking up to Let's Get Real!

  9. Thx for sharing on Pinterest Foodie Network. Looks yummy; pinned for later.

  10. I am so glad you shared this one. Cilantro and I are the best of friends! Looks delicious! I would be honored if you would stop by Pure Grace Farms and link this gorgeous recipe at the Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop this evening. This will be my first week at co-hosting and I am beyond excited! Blessings…Shari

    1. Thank u so much for stopping by ! Have shared my recipe. thanks for hosting a great party :)

  11. Delicious cilantro lime rice, Love it, thanks for sharing with with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  12. Cilantro and lime are two of my favorite flavors -- what a great combo! I can't wait to try this. :)

    1. I know, brilliant combo !! I hope you like it :):)


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