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Cilantro Lime Rice

Posted on May 3, 2018 by in Basic recipes, Recipe Box, Side Dish

cilantro lime rice

Rice IS the perfect side dish to any meal

How many times have you planned the main dish of your meal and struggled with the side dishes? If you are like me, rice is a staple. However, this recipe really changes up your plain old side dish of white rice to something really flavorful. It pairs well with any fish, chicken or beef but it can also stand alone with added veggies, beans or tofu.

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Cilantro Controversy

What is it about cilantro? Some people love it and some hate it. If you took a random group of people, I guarantee some would praise the smell and taste while others make faces and tell you that it tastes like soap. I guess it’s just one of those things. I am on Team Cilantro and lots of it! My salsa has it, my guacamole has it and my pico de gallo has lots of it! Cilantro also has many great health benefits. It can cleanse the body of toxic metals, contains many vitamins and minerals and is loaded with antioxidants. Just a small amount of cilantro can give you your daily value of vitamin A and K but is also rich in vitamin C, potassium and manganese. I really enjoy this fragrant herb and add it to most of my Mexican dishes but next time you decide to have a dinner party with this controversial ingredient, you may want to poll your guests first.cilantro lime rice

 

 

 

Yes, I have a Lime tree too

Ok, so I’ve shared my lemon tree picture. Why not my lime tree? Lemons and limes share the same nutritional benefits, including a source of Vitamin C, aiding in digestion, relief of constipation and reducing inflammation. Limes are great for your skin, hair and a laundry list of other benefits. Simply put, these little powerhouse citrus fruits are good for you and they also add so much brightness to any dish. Oh, and they taste great too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from one Hobbyist to another,

Taryn

 

 

 

 

Ditch your plain white rice for a fresh herb and citrus treat. Cilantro Lime Rice is the ultimate side dish for any entree with its bright and fragrant flavors. Team Cilantro wins big time with this pairing! Enjoy!

Total Time:30 min
Category:Side Dish
Yield:6 servings
Ingredients
* 2 Tbsp Vegan Butter
* 1/2 Yellow onion
* 2 cloves Garlic
* 2 cups Jasmine Rice
* 1/2 tsp sea salt
* 1 cup Vegetable stock
* 3 cup Water
* Juice of 1Lime about 1 Tbsp or more to your liking
* Zest of lime
* 1/4 cup Cilantro
Preparation
1. In a large saucepan, melt butter and onions together over Medium High heat until the onions are translucent.

2. Add garlic and cook another minute.

3. Add the rice and cook for another minute or so to toast it.

4. Add the salt, vegetable stock and water.

5. Let it come to a boil then turn it down to Low.

6. Cover with a lid and let simmer 10-15 minutes until rice is fluffy with a fork.

7. Add lime juice, zest and cilantro and serve immediately.

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