Can’t believe I hadn’t shared this one yet! It seems like the things I make most frequently in my kitchen, I skip over on the blog. We love this rice, and I make it at least once a week. Great as a side for anything Mexican, or even as a light main course paired with some of Elly’s World Famous Black Beans.
I remember I used to be scared of cooking rice on the stove-top. Don’t tell anyone, but I always used to cook it in it in the microwave! *hangs head in shame* Some people swear by rinsing the grains of rice, but I opt for the saute method. Leaves me with perfectly cooked rice every time. I love the kick from the lime, and paired with the cilantro – it’s the perfect flavor combination!
1 Tbsp butter or olive oil
1 cup long-grain white rice (basmati or jasmine)
2 cups water
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
salt, to taste
Heat butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice to pan and saute for 1 minute, add water, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 18 minutes. Remove cover and fluff rice with fork. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Add in the lime juice, cilantro, and salt and toss lightly to combine.
Source: adapted from ChipotleFan